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Quote of the day

Filed By Ed Team | January 18, 2007 5:18 PM | comments

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"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence, but by oft falling." -- Lucretius

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Marla R. Stevens | January 19, 2007 8:57 AM

Old activist lyric:

Can we be like drops of water falling on a stone
Splashing, breaking, dispersing in air
Weaker than the stone by far -- but be aware that,
As time goes by, the rock will wear away

I committed that to memory a long, long time ago and, in working in a movement that sometimes doesn't show you the fruits of your efforts until you're a long way down the road from them, that lyric has been both a comfort when the going was hard and an inspiration to keep putting one foot in front of the other, trusting that, with effort, change would come.