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03/08/2005 Archived Entry: "Tessa Rose on living a life beyond fear"
TESSA ROSE FEARS TO BE A PERSON WHOSE LIFE DOESN'T MATTER.
Some people think I'm brave. Well, no, not really. I'll never go skydiving or rock climbing. But I have only one life to live, one life with which to make a difference in the world, or not. If I'm afraid of anything, I guess I'm afraid of being a person whose life didn't matter, just one more ordinary person who cowered in safety and let things get worse. If we go to trial and lose, that will really suck. But it won't negate the truth we've brought to light, or the resistance we've made to the growth of rampant tyranny. Every act of resistance makes tyranny weaker. Many, many acts of resistance, even small ones, can topple it. I don't wish suffering on myself or anyone else, but I am proud of people who have stood up for truth and justice when it was dangerous to do so. And I'll be proud to be one of those people, no matter what happens to me.
Posted by Claire @ 09:57 AM CST