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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

change

Here is a quote on Change from a book by James Baldwin, "Nobody Knows Me." It made me think of what we are trying to do with SUSTAIN-SLO.

"Any real change implies the break up of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment - unable to see and not daring to imagine what the future will now bring forth - one clings to what one knew or thought one knew, to what one possessed or dreamed that one possessed. Yet it is only when man is able, without bitterness or self-pity, to surrender a dream he has long cherished, or a privilege he has long possessed, that he is set free - that he has set himself free for higher dreams, for greater privileges."

2 comments:

  1. Liz, thanks so much for this quote. It really speaks to me. I find myself often clinging to my dream of who I think I am ...courage....

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