An Exceptionally Good and Inspiring Day, Monday 15 April 2013

In the morning inside at Kaldi’s
I visited with a former student
Nineteen years old
One of the strongest people I know

“Strength does not come from
Physical capacity
It comes from
An indomitable will”

In the afternoon outside at Kaldi’s
I was visited by a former student
Twenty years old
One of the most courageous people I know

“The satyagrahi uses trust, support, sympathy-
And, if necessary, her readiness to suffer-
To gradually open up the heart of the adversary
And disarm her opposition”

When I hear their stories
I realize that satyagraha-
Gandhi’s “holding onto truth”-
Has been their daily way of being

–quotations from Mohandas K. Gandhi

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