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Moving through these days with deliberate openness.

Listening. Reading. Witnessing. Seeking.

“The function of freedom is to free someone else.” Toni Morrison

“Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else.” Maya Angelou

“We are each other’s magnitude and bond.” Gwendolyn Brooks

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” Alice Walker

What happens to a dream deferred?

      Does it dry up
      like a raisin in the sun?
      Or fester like a sore—

      And then run?
      Does it stink like rotten meat?
      Or crust and sugar over—
      like a syrupy sweet?

      Maybe it just sags
      like a heavy load.

      Or does it explode?

“Harlem” by Langston Hughes

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Listening. Reading. Witnessing. Seeking.

~ Laura


  1. It’s the combination of your photographs and that beautiful quote by Alice Walker that moves me, stirs me to action, and still somehow reassures me. Thank you for the fresh perspective. I needed it.

  2. These quotes – and your photos – are so good, Laura.
    Yes to listening – reading – witnessing – seeking.

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