Sunday, March 25, 2012


"It is as if ancient graves, hidden deep in the shadows of the psyche and the earth, are breaking open of their own accord. Unwilling to be silent any longer. Incapable of silence. No leader or people of any country will be safe from these upheavals that lead to exposure, no matter how much the news is managed or how long people’s grievances have been kept quiet. Human beings may well be unable to break free of the dictatorship of greed that spreads like a miasma over the world, but no longer will we be an inarticulate and ignorant humanity, confused by our enslavement to superior cruelty and weaponry. We will know at least a bit of the truth about what is going on, and that will set us free. Perhaps not free in the old way of thinking about freedom, as literal escape from enslavement in its various forms, but free in our understanding that our domination is not a comment on our worth."

-Alice Walker

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

My mother had a difficult life parts of which I know about and so so much I don't because she won't speak about it. Not speaking the language made it hard to learn anything from my grandmother, not that she'd have been inclined to divulge anything.

That your mother endured much and persevered while maintaining her joy is so admirable and something to aspire to.

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