“I could not, at any age, be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
That quote reminds me of my late mother-in-law. When her husband
died, we brought her down to the lake for a few days. After about a day,
she said “I cannot sit here and look at this lake one more minute. Take
me back to the city.” She was a hoot! Absolutely a city girl.
Red Tulips – 5″ x 7″ Inktense Pencils
My hubby went outside with the chainsaw to cut a few trees. I didn’t
want to take my eyes off him for long with that tool because he is not
exactly steady on his feet. I sat at the window and did this little
painting while I was watching him work. Hey… it was cold out there.
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places,
close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any
maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the
neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory,
farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man,
woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity
without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they
have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold
them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger
More on Ms Roosevelt here.