Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Though much is taken...

"Though much is taken, much abides; and though
 We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; 
One equal temper of heroic hearts, 
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

Someone read this to me a month ago. Heroes as facsimiles. Then I read it in Inside Out, the prison magazine. I meet women who galvanise me and make my life real and worthwhile again.

How easily I forget and how careless I've been with my freedom and my free will.

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