Sunday, March 06, 2016

Sunday - Saying Yes to the World

One must say Yes to life and embrace it wherever it is found – and it is found in terrible places. . . For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock.  Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have.  The sea rises, the light falls, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us.  The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us, and the light goes out.
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time


Jennifer said...


Kameshwari said...

James Baldwin speaking of our present moment and the future, from his moment. This reads like a map of humanity.