Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.

Jalaluddin Rumi



Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity.

often attributed to George Carlin, there is no evidence to support the attribution. Instead, the phrase is generally sourced back to the Vietnam War protests and sometimes to “Emma S. Riches,” although all attributions are murky.


Love is the blending agent that fuses the political and the intimate, providing urgency to one and context to the other.… It is love that pushes us to face the journey toward justice without flinching, love that impels us to keep going on the long, hard road, love that provides the moral compass and the map.

Carolina de Robertis
A Symphony of Voices
from Radical Love: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times


Feeling hopeful does not mean to be optimistically naïve and ignore the tragedy humanity is facing. Hope is the virtue of a heart that doesn’t lock itself into darkness, that doesn’t dwell on the past, does not simply get by in the present, but is able to see a tomorrow. Hope is the door that opens onto the future. Hope is a humble, hidden seed of life that, with time, will develop into a large tree. It is like some invisible yeast that allows the whole dough to grow, that brings flavor to all aspects of life. And it can do so much, because a tiny flicker of light that feeds on hope is enough to shatter the shield of darkness. A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you. And then there will be another “you,” and another “you,” and it turns into an “us.” And so, does hope begin when we have an “us?” No. Hope began with one “you.” When there is an “us,” there begins a revolution.

Pope Francis, Why the Only Future Worth Building Includes Everyone