Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… All of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying: “Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. You’re life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness.”
– From the Movie “Shall we Dance?”
Every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for.
– Thornton Wilder
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.
– Mary Jean Iron