The garden is the smallest parcel of the world and then it is the totality of the world.
- (Michel Foucault, 1986. Of other spaces. Diacritics, 16 (1), p. 26)
What on earth can heal all those broken people who sincerely look for alternative ways to find wholeness? I don't know, but I will suggest activism. I will suggest political involvement in issues that threatens land and people. - (Beth Brant, Writing as Witness, 1998)
It is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but you are not free to desist from it.
- (Pirkei Avot, 2:21)
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.