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There was a time,
We now say: before this.
Then the long silence, the cliff drop, after this,
As the mind desperately claws back
To where hope ran wild.
My mom held this banner on the corner of 13th & University Avenue in Gainesville, FL, at an Iraq war protest. The banner is a quote from Martin Luther King: Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
That's what I'll be doing from now until forever -- not staying silent about things that matter. I'll always think of my mom holding this banner.
It's good to be reminded how we are all star matter, partaking in both immense smallness and vastness, both at once -- we are small souls in a vast universe, and perhaps a multiverse. Carl Sagan gives voice to that here -- our Pale Blue Dot -- and I think of it often.