Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Day!

Dancer friend Kathy reminded me of one of my all-time favorite quotes, in honor of the day:
"If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution."
--Emma Goldman (above, 1910; photographer T. Kajiwara, from the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace) According to the Jewish Women's Archive, the passionate activist "Goldman was arrested so often that she began to carry a book wherever she went, for fear of sitting in jail with nothing to read."

2 comments:

barrett said...

I wish I'd said that! I love it...Emma Goldman is something. Horrible to be anywhere without a book to read, but especially in jail!

fresca said...

I think you DID say that!
Can't dance, can't read, won't play: That's YOU!