Sunday, February 3, 2008

Elementary Kindness

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for.
And the most you can do is live inside that hope.
Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
What I want is so simple I almost cant say it: elementary kindness.
Enough to eat, enough to go around.
The possibility that kids might one day grow up to be neither derstoyers nor the destroyed.
That's about it.
Right now I'm living in that hope, running down its hallway and touching the walls on both sides.
-Barbara Kingsolver

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