„There are moments in our lives when we all are kings of some place, some time. Some tomb.“

—  Lorin Morgan-Richards, Shared on social media on June 8, 2018.
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American poet, cartoonist, and children's writer 1975
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—  Hartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross British politician 1902 - 2003
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—  Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -535 - -475 a.C.
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—  Starhawk American author, activist and Neopagan 1951
Context: We 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. Ch. 6 : Building Community : Processes for Groups, p. 92

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Of some sweet future, which we after find
Bitter to taste.“

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