Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Door

A lot of my work these days involves fostering transformational change. With that in mind, I find this poem both inspirational and a warning. It also seems apropos given the current political climate.

"Prospective Immigrants Please Note"

Either you will
go through this door
or you will not go through 
If you go through
there is always the risk
of remembering your name 

Things look at you doubly
and you must look back
and let them happen 
If you do not go through
it is possible
to live worthily to maintain your attitudes
to hold your position
to die bravely but much will blind you
much will evade you
at what cost who knows? 

The door itself
makes no promises
It is only a door. 

Adrienne Rich

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