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Nov 13, 2009


Trina Roach

Thank you for sharing how this quote resonated with you, Ed!


Thank *you*, Trina, for the inspiration.


Hey Ed,

I love Baldwin's gutsy approach to life! ...This quote is rather timely & timeless..Thanks for re-surfacing it...



Thanks, Collins. Baldwin is a source of great inspiration when things get tough, isn't he? While he never glossed over all the shit that came his way, he also never let it stand in the way of pursuing his own calling--in fact, he turned it to his advantage. We're in his debt.


Came to your post via @waynemcevilly . You've made excellent use of James Baldwin's wisdom.

The word "cynical" is bandied about and it irked me to have the press label a friend of mine.

It may interest you, that we've had similar reactions :) Gentle Revolutionary


Thanks, Divakar. You make me realize that calling someone "cynical" often masks our discomfort with the truth they're telling, just as calling someone "naive" masks our disappointment with our own shortcomings.

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