Friday, November 5, 2010

Quote of the Damn Day: May Thigpen

It is easy to get disillusioned, but the more I thought about it this morning the more I clearly saw how people never see the affect they have on the world. All the people who got arrested to sit at lunch counters, or to love the ones they love, they were each one person in one moment in time. Did it make their lives better? No, it probably made their lives pretty shitty actually, but it makes our lives better. We would be letting them down if we gave up so easily.

[I hope it's okay that I posted this, May. I adore you! You are VERY WISE.]

13 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Elizabeth over at A Moon As If It Were A Shell quoted from that post of May's today too.
She's so wise, such a good writer. I am so proud of her.

May said...

I made "Quote Of The Damn Day"!!!! Be still my heart...
SB, forget my damn day, you made my fucking month. I love you so much.

Alison Cross said...

I love it! Great quote :-D

lotsaluv

Ali x

Bethany said...

i love this. May is an amazing thinker and writer. love reading her stuff.

you too sb.
happy weekend.

FrankandMary said...

I definitely believe that at times what we see as our own inadequacies in dealing with situations(or helping others)...are actually great strengths to the receivers.
~Mary

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear SB, May is very wise. I hope you're having a great weekend. Sending love xx

michelle said...

I love May.

And I love you.

Mark said...

At the same time, you can't underestimate what it's like to know you've done one meaningful thing.
It may not have made your life "better," materially, but that's not nuttin' neither.

Boonie S said...

These are very wise words.

Have a nice day, Boonie

Terena said...

wow. that is great. thanks for posting it, and thanks to May Thigpen

Syd said...

Those who came before and paved the way have made my life better. I am better for their having been in the world.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Ms. Moon,
May is a gift to this world. I sincerely mean that.

I love you all.

May,
If I made your month, you did the same for me by saying that. I love you so.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Bethany,
And I love you! And Bo!!!

Mary Dear,
You are so right. Love you.

Michelle and Christina,
I adore you both.

Mark,
This is true. Glad to hear from you!

Boonie,
Thank you.

Syd,
I second that, buddy.

Love to all,

SB