Sunday, December 20, 2009

Facing death is not fear as such, because I am not afraid of what might happen to me; I think I would accept it, for I have accepted many hard things, and I'm not one to back away from a challenge. But I fear that my beautiful dream may never be brought to fruition, may never be realized. I'm not afraid for myself but for something beautiful that might have been.
-- from the journal of Hélène Berr, quoted by Ian Buruma.

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