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Quotation by Adrienne Rich
The dialectic between change and continuity is a painful but deeply instructive one, in personal life as in the life of a people. To "see the light" too often has meant rejecting the treasures found in darkness.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet, essayist, and feminist. Blood, Bread and Poetry, ch. 8 (1986).
From the Clark Lecture which she delivered at Scripps College in Claremont, California, on February 15, 1983.
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