Saturday, February 4, 2012


{i was not there at the beginning.
few people were.
and although i can speak with confidence of a beginning,
of certain documented rebellions sparked by a handful of visionaries with stubborn courage,
there were antecedents to those rebellions,
and antecedents to the antecedents.
this is how things happen in movements for social change,
in revolutions.
they start small and curiously, 
an unexpected flutter that is not without precedence,
a barely observable ripple that heralds a return to the unfinished business of prior generations.
if conditions are right, if the anger of enough people has reached the boiling point,
the exploding passion can ignite a societal transformation.
so it was...}

In Our Time
::memoir of a revolution::
Susan Brownmiller

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