These Fragments I Have Shored Against Our Ruins

Some things I’ve been holding to in recent days:

“Side with the child over the gun every single time, no matter whose gun and no matter whose child.” —Naomi Klein, Side With the Child Over the Gun,

“We can refuse to root for the safety and lives and rights of human beings like they are sports teams. In which there are winners and losers. In which safety is a finite resource that must be hoarded.” Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, A Lot of Things Are True

“No one had this coming to them. There is no history, background, theory, analysis, oppression, harm or grievance that justifies what Hamas did. None.”Rachel Timoner, Do Not Take Your Mezuza off Your Door

“Trauma is everywhere right now, and for good reason. That’s why you as a fiction writer help save the world.” Lani Diane Rich

“If you’re going to care about the fall of the sparrow you can’t pick and choose who’s going to be the sparrow. It’s everybody, and you’re stuck with it.”Madeleine L’Engle, The Arm of the Starfish

“We cannot cross until we carry each other,
all of us refugees, all of us prophets.
No more taking turns on history’s wheel,
trying to collect old debts no-one can pay.
The sea will not open that way.”

Aurora Levins Morales: Red Sea: April 2002

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