Category Archives: democracy

democracy on presidents day.

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JFK in an open Studebaker on State Street in Ann Arbor – Oct. 1960

happy president’s day to one of my favorites

whose words still ring true

hoping we are relatives somewhere down the line

“democracy is never a final achievement. it is a call to an untiring effort.”

-john f. kennedy

 

credit: photo from the (Bentley Historical Society)

“there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – maya angelou

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dried human tears (Smithsonianmag.com)

watching the january 6th capitol hill hearing

 the most compelling, wrenching, and heartfelt testimony

i have ever witnessed

 raw pain

anger

hurt

 disappointment

honesty

trauma

bravery

humanity

shock

duty

courage

heroism

scars

strength

loyalty

overwhelming emotions

unanswered questions

not one person immune from tears

i could not take my eyes off of them

and I am forever changed

 questions must be answered and justice served

never to happen again.

“that’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.” – john green