Day 17: Words, Words, Words – Robert Kennedy (1968) / Aeschylus (458 B. C.)

In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.

– paraphrased from a portion of Aeschylus’ tragedy Agamemnon (458 B.C.), during an extemporaneous eulogy for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 4, 1968.

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