Saturday, September 10, 2011

"so we write Truth and Justice With capital letters, lie and oppression with small."

Appropriately and beautifully, Czesław Miłosz's Incantation read at the Memorial for Flight 93 today.

It says that everything is new under the sun,
Opens the congealed fist of the past.
Beautiful and very young are Philo-Sophia
And poetry, her ally in the service of the good.
As late as yesterday Nature celebrated their birth,

Czesław Miłosz-- From 1961 to 1998 he was a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley.

(Incantation-- read it in its entirety.)
Former POTUS Clinton said he was aghast at the lack of funding for the Flight 93 memorial-- he said he was going to launch bipartisan efforts to get it fully funded quickly- and Clinton ended with the words --"Let's roll"

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