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"“If only I were a believer, I thought, so I could go to a church right this moment... For me there were only those clouds, those pigeons that had just flown by, those trees, that jumbled void, that place whose borders cannot be identified, that blooming rose bush, that inexpressible abundance lulled by time and eternally harmonious, both when it was happy and when it was horrible.”" Aug 02, 2020 11:09PM

 
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"Now the poetry reflects the monk wandering in 7th century land and maybe his modern counterparts in or outside the Irish or Scotch islands searching for personal answers." Jul 21, 2020 01:11AM

 
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“Science fiction has no ceiling.”
William Donelson

Rebecca Solnit
“Joy doesn’t betray but sustains activism. And when you face a politics that aspires to make you fearful, alienated, and isolated, joy is a fine initial act of insurrection.”
Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Robert F. Kennedy
“Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change.”
Robert F. Kennedy

Naguib Mahfouz
“Despite dissimilarities in our luck and success at looking after ourselves, we are all human beings.”
Naguib Mahfouz, Sugar Street

“Love heals, even when you are angry; hate harms, even when you are happy.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

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