To live in this world
you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it
against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it
to let it go.
~ Mary Oliver
“It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis,”
“a civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless”
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
Something good that happened this year: This movie and this song.