op·por·tu·ni·ty [ ˌäpərˈt(y)o͞onitē/ ]

a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.
— John F. Kennedy

I, Lalla, bloomed like a cotton flower
the Calder and the cleaner trampled me;
the spinner spun me into a fine yarn,
and the weaver stretched me on the loom.
— Lal Ded (Kashmiri poet)

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