It’s raining. The sound is vaguely familiar. I hope the ground and grass remember how to react.

the preacher’s the expert on sinnin’

“I hate dignity,” cried Scraps, kicking a pebble high in the air and then trying to catch it as it fell. “Half the fools and all the wise folks are dignified, and I’m neither the one nor the other.”

-L.Frank Baum “The Patchwork Girl of Oz”

they quietly endured the abuse of rage-blind radicals, since they didn’t speak the radicals’ language – and in any case, surely someone, someone would see what it was, and make it right

I would never have predicted that treating individuals as individuals would become a subversive act