Friday, January 13, 2012

Small, glowing embers

Watchman, what of the night? So many victims in so many places need help. We need, above all, to be shaken out of our indifference - the greatest source of danger in the world.

Indifference leads to silence. There must be words for those who care. Ignorance leads to silence. There must be records of past and present cruelties done in the world so that each generation can remember - not only the evil of the past, but also the glowing goodness, the courage and decency, which exists in the darkest days.

Words...destroy indifference and awaken remembrance. The words are small, glowing embers of despair. And hope. They are history, and they are prayers.

-Elie Wiesel & Albert Friedlainder

Thanks to Juliet for the quote

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