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August 6, 2015

blinding the morning sunshine

a flash of white light

and a new darkness

But it was also an extraordinary moment of the Old Dark: here’s an enlightening newspaper column by Leonard Pitts, Jr. (and catch his bio in the lower right corner of that page).

During the minutes after we had just heard the news of the “Cuban missile crisis” enfolding, I walked the halls of a building on my college campus.  Nobody was talking.  I see very clearly the look in people’s eyes:  terror; and I thought: it looks like, and feels like, were looking at a crouching tiger.

But JFK spoke courageously of a new imagination of life among opposing nations, and slowly the world has come around to that way of imagining.  We need to go right on re-imagining, heeding the thoughts of peace activists such as Setsuko Thurlow, a Hiroshima survivor.

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