Don’t Let Despair Sink In

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Study

Photo by Juan Pablo Rodriguez, Cabo Tortuga - Condominio Marino, Santa Marta, Colombia

Photo by Juan Pablo Rodriguez, Cabo Tortuga – Condominio Marino, Santa Marta, Colombia

“DON’T WAVER. Don’t let despair sink its sharp teeth into the throat with which you sing. Escalate your dreams.

Make them burn so fiercely that you can follow them down any dark alleyway of history and not lose your way.

Make them burn as clear as a starry drinking gourd over the grim fog of exhaustion, and keep walking.

Hold hands. Share water. Keep imagining.

So that we, and the children of our children’s children may live.”

-Aurora Levins Morales, Puerto Rican Jewish writer and poet,
from her poem “V’Ahavta”

 

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