In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade,

And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down 

And cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame

I am leaving, I am leaving, 

But the fighter still remains. *The Boxer, Simon and Garfunkel

This is one of my most favourite songs.

I am not a fan of boxing. Yet I understand that there are times we need to fight. It does not mean be aggressive or violent.

It means to stand up to the bullies, the liars, the snake oil salesmen.

Injustice.

Cruelty.

That by refusing to stand by and watch, by getting into the arena, you know that there will be those who will throw punches, using words and actions..through shaming, cutting off access to funds, spreading lies…

Yet despite this, you step into the arena.

Again.

And again.

Silence makes us complicit.

 

 

 

 

Photo Taken July 5th 2018

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