...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Nell

If of all thy worldly goods thou art bereft,
And two loaves loafs of bread are all that you have left,
Sell one loaf, and with the dough
Buy a hyacinth to feed thy soul.

My Mother's friend taught me that poem and I recited it to Nell when I took her a hyacinth for the 90th anniversary of her birth (which was yesterday) - Of course you know Nell. I had the most delicious bowl of chili for lunch and we had a nice visit. I have a card for her but I forgot to take it so now I have another excuse to go see her. It was a wonderful way to break the day. Hugs, j

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