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“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” -Helen Keller

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“Because of great love, one is courageous.”
Lao Tzu

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Full quote from Kim Morrow interview:

“It turns out that a lot of this, a lot of the things we were doing before, a lot of the ways we’ve been living in this culture as Americans, have not been so great anyway. This is an opportunity for us to throw those out, throw out the ways of being that don’t serve our wholeheartedness, that don’t serve our health and the health of the world we live in, to throw out those ways that don’t serve our ability to form communities and to care for each other first. So there’s just some really interesting potential, I think, in the midst of this crisis.”  -Kim Morrow, Sep 14, 2019: Climate Change, Community and Personal Resilience, and the Journey of Motherhood

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“Find your pack.  Love them hard.”  –Nicole Huguenin

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“Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.”

Swami Vivekananda

 

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“Everyone’s fighting some kind of battle. And I continue to believe, despite moments of doubt, we all have equal access to Vastly Infinite Possibilities.”

-E in “Good Enough,” Born In Providence.

 

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Astrophil and Stella 39:
By Sir Philip Sidney

Come Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace,
The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe,
The poor man’s wealth, the prisoner’s release,
Th’ indifferent judge between the high and low.
With shield of proof shield me from out the prease
Of those fierce darts despair at me doth throw:
O make in me those civil wars to cease;
I will good tribute pay, if thou do so.
Take thou of me smooth pillows, sweetest bed,
A chamber deaf to noise and blind to light,
A rosy garland and a weary head:
And if these things, as being thine by right,
Move not thy heavy grace, thou shalt in me,
Livelier than elsewhere, Stella’s image see.

Courtesty of PoetryFoundation.org

 

A summary of a classic Sidney sonnet

Astrophil and Stella is one of Elizabethan poetry’s finest and brightest gems. In 108 sonnets and a handful of songs, Sir Philip Sidney produced the first sustained sonnet sequence in English (though not, contrary to popular belief, the very first). Sonnet 39, beginning ‘Come sleep, O sleep, the certain knot of peace’, is one of the most widely anthologised poems in the sequence – and this analysis is going to attempt to explain why it remains so popular.

Source:  A Short Analysis of Sir Philip Sidney’s “Astrophil and Stella 39”

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“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.