"Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains."
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau
"The desire to be as civil as possible is a deep motive for the contemplative life."
~M. Scott Peck
In Geneva today, the human creative spirit is not in chains. One is invited to let one's creative essence run calmly wild for the peaceful good of all humanity.
In contemplation therefore, Geneva will never cease to awe and inspire my deepest poetic emotion. For me, Geneva is not just a small, global city and state. Geneva is an emerald beauty of huge, natural, creative inspiration so unexplainable.
In paying this homage to Geneva, it is my kind wish to invoke the most subtle feeling in every human heart - so that we can begin to see Geneva anew based on her ancestral heritage in the reformation and humanitarianism. And also in the moving spirit of her hard won independence clothed in that strengthening solidarity of the human spirit.
In Geneva's great name, let us continue to live with that cherished spirit of peace warmed in the sky-blue garments of love and solidified in the flame of human adversity and soulful yearning for survival through this journey called life.
At the very dawn of the new millennium, let us embrace one another with that sweet fragrance of humane care and healing oneness.
In Geneva's meadow gardens and green country-sides of inspiration and peace, from Hermance to Dardagny; from Veyrier to Versoix, let us, indeed, affirm our love for one another despite our skin colour, religious creed, social status, level of education or ethnic origin:
By doing so, we will surely build an enchanting world of peace and humaneness where everyone will sit with joy and fulfillment under his or her own Alpine tree or palm tree on Igbo landscapes.
Subsequently, let me specially call on all women and men of inspiration and goodwill to join me in paying this heart-felt homage to Geneva.
Let my creative tribute to this humanely great Canton of the Swiss, Confederation Helvetia, which I have come to christen: Poetic Geneva, outlive the monuments of time and stone. Let us cherish this humble homage to Geneva now and forever!
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