Lizards in the Leaves

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Jan 16, 2012


Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr today.

One of my favorite MLK quotes, one which has served me well in my small efforts for social justice over the years:

"...we who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. We bring it out in the open, where it can be seen and dealt with. Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured..."

---from the Letter from Birmingham Jail

Sweet Honey in the Rock - Ella's Song 

"We who believe in freedom cannot rest
We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes..."

Anne Feeney - Have You Been to Jail for Justice?

"Have you sung a song of freedom
or marched that picket line?
If you've been to jail for justice
oh, you're a friend of mine..."

peace, love & solidarity...


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