Up and at ’em!

“This is precisely the time

when artists go to work.

There is no time for despair.

No place for self-pity.

No need for silence.

No room for fear.

We speak, we write, we do language.

That is how civilizations heal.

I know the world is bruised and bleeding,

and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge -even wisdom. Like art.”  

— Toni Morrison, March 23, 2015 , The Nation

2 thoughts on “Up and at ’em!

  1. Refuse to succumb! I learned recently that Stockley Carmichael had Toni Morrison as a professor at Howard. She inspires us to realize our power.

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