Let us think on the porch darling. Sit anywhere you like. I sit here because it fits me.
I can get up quickly, if need be, possibly never return.
You stay here with the morning sun dripping on your forehead.
As the Black poet J. Saunders Redding said: The relationship between a people and their history is the same as the relationship between a child and its mother; history not only tells a people where they are and what they are—history also informs us what we still must be and what we still must do.
“My own personal and professional experiences have given me insight into the fleeting nature of life, and I strive to live each day with purpose.”
—Anna Masellis, Saint Paul cancer researcher
“Fiction writers are the ones to insist that they don't know how they do what they do. Mostly because they don't like to be bothered with thinking about it.”
—Thomas Disch, science fiction writer
“The death penalty experiment has failed. It is virtually self-evident to me now that no combination of procedural rules or substantive regulations ever can save the death penalty from its inherent constitutional deficiencies.”
—Harry Blackmun, late associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court