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Obstinate shackles

Obstinate shackles

A photo inspired by Rabindranath Tagore's poetry:

Obstinate are the shackles, and my heart aches when I try to break them.
Freedom is all I want; but to hope for it, I feel ashamed.
I am certain that priceless wealth is in You and that You are my best friend, but I have not the heart to sweep away the tinsel that fills my room.
The shroud that covers me is a shroud of dust and death; I hate it, yet hug it in love.
My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet when I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted.