and we can neither hold him,
nor safely let him go.
Justice is in one scale,
and self preservation is in the other.
---Thomas Jefferson -Apr. 22, 1820
“If you’ve got a heart at all, someday it will kill you.” —Rita Dove, poet
I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong.…
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you. -Wendell Berry