People who cannot suffer can never grow up, can never discover who they are.
- James Baldwin, from his book The Fire Next Time
This is all I have tonight. A quote to ponder, from a civil rights manifesto that is high on my to read list. He is not referring to suffering I have known, but the deeper wounds of racism in the U.S. in the 1960's. If these are the words of wisdom that come from that level of pain, I believe they are well worth considering.