Updated 12/1/2009 as closure for Black November 2009.]
The message for me in what you've said is that
ACTION is always better than inaction, a lesson that
for some reason I have had to relearn again and again.
It goes like this: You must take a step in the direction
that you think is right, because you will otherwise never
know what that step might reveal. Whether that step reveals
the error in your thinking, the missing enabler, the proof
you've sought, the beauty or ugliness you never imagined,
the nature of resistance, or nothing particularly meaningful,
it is worth the effort to pull back the curtain, because
it will expand your knowledge and guide you.
Linda from Deerfield
- Step, step, step.
If your foot lands in mud, pull it up, shake it off.
If your other foot lands in shit, pull it up, shake it off.
You don’t have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.
–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.