Thursday, July 21, 2005
a thought for Wednesday VI
Oops, I'm a day late. Well, I worked a trillion hours yesterday, so sorry about that.
"Irony is scissors, a divining rod always pointing in two directions. If the evil act can't be erased, then neither can the good. It's as accurate a measure as any of a society: what is the smallest act that can be considered heroic? In those days, to be moral required no more than the slightest flicker of movement--a micrometre--of eyes looking away or blinking, while a running man crossed a field. And those who gave water or bread! They entered a realm higher than the angels' simply by remaining in the human mire.
Complicity is not sudden, though it occurs in an instant.
To be proved true, violence need only occur once. But good is proved true by repetition."
Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces
• Posted By landismom @ 7/21/2005 10:54:00 AM • • •