My friend just shared this amazing poem about revolution with me:
The revolution will not provide you with the man
or woman of your dreams. It will bring out the
unique beauty of the ones already around you.
The revolution might not always feed or house
or heal you, but hunger and thirst and cold and
even sickness will trouble you a lot less.
The revolution will not mean you finally get
what you deserve. It will give you treasures
no one could ever deserve, just as it will
sometimes hurt with a pain nothing in your
life has warranted.
The revolution will not be simple or clean or easy.
It will help you to find meaning in difficult things,
to be courageous in facing complexities and
contradictions, to get your hands dirty and like it.
The revolution is not going
to happen tomorrow –
it’s never going to happen.
It’s taking place right now.
It is an alternate universe
that runs parallel to this one,
waiting for you to switch sides.
What a beautiful poem.