Dear Lilka, (June 6, 2017)

Susan Irene Fox

“’Even in our sleep pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until in our own despair against our will comes wisdom from the awful grace of God.’  What we need in the United States is not division, what we need in the United States is not hatred, what we need in the United States is not violence, but is love and wisdom and compassion toward one another a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country.” Robert F. Kennedy, Indianapolis, Indiana, eulogy for Martin Luther King Jr.

I thought of you today as I grappled with memories of 1968.

Today is the 49th anniversary of the passing of Bobby Kennedy. He, along with Martin Luther King, Jr., understood change better than almost anyone. The last two years of his life were a personal transformation; he knew the tiniest thing done could ripple…

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