Just imagine….

I came across this while spring “cleansing” and I just have to share it:

What would it mean to live in a city whose people were changing each other’s despair into hope?

You yourself must change it.

What would it feel like to know your country was changing?

You yourself must change it.

Though your life felt arduous, new, and unmapped and strange,

What would it mean to stand on the first page of the end of despair?

From “Dreams before waking” by Adrienne Rich, 1983

How many different ways have people spoken or penned the thought that we are the change we seek in the world, and that if anything will change, it must happen within us first?  I like the way this author put those thoughts into her thoughful prose 🙂

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