Sunday, August 21, 2005


August 21, 2005
5:08 PM

"Handle with care-- everything-- even the predators."

Even the predators have vulnerabilities.
It may be more accurate to say
they emerge from those who are
most victimized.

Their crime is their voice;
they have no other.

And so the wounds they once received
become the injustice they perform.
The misuse once made of them
becomes a sort of inheritance
passed, it seems, eternally hence.

They create only what they are:
Victims or violators;
predators or prey.

It is a grievous cycle,
broken only by compassion,
not cruelty and inhumanity.

For who would set out to
quench a fire with kindling?

Quote taken from Katherine Paterson's _Bridge to Terebithia_.

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George MacDonald

"Home is ever so far away in the palm of your hand, and how to get there it is of no use to tell you. But you will get there; you must get there; you have to get there. Everybody who is not at home, has to go home."

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