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The Bees of the Invisible

“We are the bees of the invisible,” Rilke wrote to Hulewicz, his translator, “Frantically we gather in the honey of the visible—to store it in the great golden hive of the invisible.”

The process of linking one thing to another on the Web may someday contain a kind of poetry. Today we link things together because they have a certain kind of coherence or utility. But, in truth, in life, the kind of links that stay with us are the ones the produce unexpected connections.

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