Luther King Jr. is remembered
as our prince of peace, of civil rights.
can be so perfect while we possess it as it will seem when
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed
over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for
victories or defeats in battles or in politics, but
for our contribution to the human spirit”
want to be remembered as the person
who helped us restore faith in ourselves."
us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers,
build up its institutions, promote all its great interests,
and see whether we also, in our day and generation,
may not perform something worthy to be remembered.
-- W. Somerset Maugham
has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed;
Art has remembered the people, because they created.”
-- William Morris
would like to be remembered as a person who wanted
to be free... so other people would be also free.
a pleasure to share one's memories. Everything remembered
is dear, endearing, touching, precious. At least
the past is safe /though we didn't know it at the
time. We know it now. Because it's in the past;
because we have survived.”
are all longing to go home to some place we have never
been - a place half-remembered and half-envisioned
we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community.
Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with
passion without having the words catch in our throats.
Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us,
eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate
with us whenever we come into our own power. Community
means strength that joins our strength to do the work
that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter.
A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace
where we can be free.
best portions of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts,
Of kindness and love."
-- William Wordsworth