Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A day for Purple

Today is a day for wearing purple. It's a day for thinking about people who've killed themselves because someone found out they were gay. The most recent of these tragedies was apparently triggered by an unwanted posting on Facebook.

In one of those perfect flukey messages sent by the universe, the following quote showed up in a message someone sent to me today. Attributed to Mark Twain, its sentiment seemed suited to the day. “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”


Janet Vickers said...

Beautiful - photo, action and quote.

hg said...

Thank you for your comment, Janet.
I felt really lucky about the way that quote just happened to arrive -- the way it so suited what I wanted to say, it truly felt like a gift.