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Rummaging through my desk

18 April 2012 · No Comments

I was just rummaging through my desk and found found a few scraps of paper with lines from an Alice Walker book, the Temple of My Familiar. I read the book on a Greyhound bus from Los Angeles to Elko, Nevada where I was going for the summer. Even after some 20-ish years, these lines seem very relevant and in-line with my thoughts today.
“Keep in mind always the present you are constructing. It should be the future you want.”

“As long as the people don’t fear the truth, there is hope. And today truth is still beautiful, but so frightening.”

“A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run twice as fast as that!” -Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass . I believe that was a quote within the Alice Walker book. Maybe not. My memory is a bit foggy of those days.

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