Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

10 Dec 2001, 11:15 a.m.

Jon Carroll today: ...we must, as an act of common sense,…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Jon Carroll today:

...we must, as an act of common sense, practice kindness, cultivate compassion, search for the sacred in the mundane.

That does not mean shrinking from a fight. That means understanding that violence is sorrow and that after the violence we are still alone in our souls, trying to find the ember of hope.