One who has no cause to fear has also no cause for courage.
Whoever would carry the fire within, must not fear being burned.
Love alone can withstand the heat of its consuming fire.
Therefore one cannot love without courage, nor act in courage without love.– A Visitor in A Dream
A Majority Vote
“Does anyone realize what just happened?”, I wondered silently from the sidelines as the crowd in the auditorium slowly rose to their feet. Within minutes the applause had died down and the audience resumed their happy Sunday morning chatter. Nobody seemed to realize the decision they had made as a community to stay true to certain ideals would be just one small piece of an argument slowly assembling to challenge and perhaps change the political scene in their city and perhaps their nation. For a moment, the majority voice shouted a unison of ayes and no one dared speak up to question the decision. No one opposed the movement. In a decision so momentous shouldn’t there some question about the proper direction, said me disagreement, some sense of uncertainty?