“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of beauty is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, but indifference between life and death.”
– Elie Wiesel
The first time I went to my future husband’s tiny bachelor house, I saw this hanging on the wall in an unbelievably ugly plastic frame. Today it hangs in our very lovely married home. It’s in the same frame.
Someone told me once that if I had lived in Germany when Hitler rose to power, My attic would have been full of Jews.
I don’t have an attic in this house, but I have a huge, empty basement. I will fill it with…..well I don’t know yet. Not until the election. But I will vote, and if a new demagogue rises, I’ll be in the market for cots and blankets.