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Weekly Wisdom 10-26-2015

Post Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2015


Autumn Movement

I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper sunburned woman,
   the mother of the year, the taker of seeds.

The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes,
   new beautiful things come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind,
   and the old things go, not one lasts.

-Carl Sandburg 



Check this out:

The World Is Coming to an end

 “Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”

    -Robert Kennedy




Violence simply isn’t an option.

Ta-Nehisi Coates was recently awarded a MacArthur Grant.  It’s a fellowship that is not a reward for past accomplishment, but rather an investment in a person's “originality, insight, and potential." The current prize is $625,000 paid over five years in quarterly installments. The Program doesn’t allow applications. An anonymous group nominates potential Fellows and recommends them to an anonymous selection committee of about a dozen people.   Coates published a book, Between the World and Me, in July 2015. The book contains his thoughts about being black in America.  From the SeattleTimes, yesterday:

“Because I came up outside of the church, I never understood it...(But) violence simply isn’t an option, no matter are an American.  That’s the first thing.  It’s your country...”

Violence simply isn’t an option.


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