OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!
Excerpt by Rudyard Kipling
Someone recited these words to me once. Then he died. Putting these pictures side by side made me remember.