'The worst cruelties of life are its killing injustices. Almost all promises are broken. The poor's acceptance of adversity is neither passive nor resigned. It's an acceptance which peers behind the adversity and discovers there something nameless. Not a promise, for (almost) all promises are broken; rather something like a bracket, a parenthesis in the otherwise remorseless flow of history. And the sum total of these parentheses is eternity.(Open Democracy |That have not been asked: ten dispatches about endurance in face of walls | John Berger "The worst cruelties of life are its killing injustices." John Berger on poverty, desire, storytelling, and the future's gift to the present.)
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. . . a promise . . . a betrayal . . .