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In harbor?

From the August 1990 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I heard it said: "A ship in a harbor is safe: but that's not what ships are built for. " (—to sail, to explore, to discover) As I sat of an evening in the quiet of my darkening backyard— thinking and inspired by sights (kingbirds weaving and darting) and sounds (robins chorusing and praising) of dusk — I thought: "A bird alighted on the ground, a post, or a branch is at rest: but that's not what birds are made for.