Sunday, January 18, 2009

Just thinking--

and hoping-- and going beyond hope in some small way with the addition of these voices to this space--
"We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors....but they all exist very nicely in the same box."
Author Unknown

"We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders."
Maya Angelou

"We will continue to flourish because our diverse American society has the strength, hardiness, and resilience of the hybrid plant we are."
Colin Powell -My American Journey

"There are no magic answers, no miraculous methods to overcome the problems we face, just the familiar ones: honest search for understanding, education, organization, action that raises the cost of state violence for its perpetrators or that lays the basis for institutional change -- and the kind of commitment that will persist despite the temptations of disillusionment, despite many failures and only limited successes, inspired by the hope of a brighter future."
Noam Chomsky


Keith Lyons said...

Happy New Year, Lani. I sense this is a time for hope and dreams too.

I am still wondering how our generation got us into this mess ... we were educated, liberated and internationalists. We had wonderful aspirations for education and our children. We had an ecological vision too about Mother Earth.

Yet we allowed people to act in our name who had quite different values.

Lani said...

Happy New Year to you, Keith--

Perhaps with renewed hope and action, our dreams and visions of a better world will now begin to be realized--