“After you drive down Linden Lane and into your adult lives, don’t confine yourself to the fair weather races, the easy races, the races you know you can win. Get out in gale force winds. Know you will capsize, again and again and again and again. Know that it will not be easy to right your boat, but you can do it. Because the most magnificent triumphs are the hardest ones — the ones that include failure, the ones that you get through not because you are smart or because you are skilled, but because you don’t give up.
– Anne Fadiman, Commencement Address to the Class of 2013, College of the Holy Cross, May 24, 2013
Good lesson for me on this Vigil for Justice. I will not give up, not a chance.