Saturday, October 8, 2011

Full circle

 I went over to Arise this morning to let in the No One Leaves canvassers.  Some students were among the crew and one young woman asked me my name.  When I told her, she said that her father,  Bjorn Claeson, said to say hello!  

Bjorn was an intern with Arise more than 15 years ago.  The last time I saw his daughter, Hannah, she was just a little girl.  Now here she is, standing in our office, an activist in her own right.  Bjorn works for SweatFree Communities/Clean Clothes Alliance chapter in Maine.  So he hasn't faded away, either.

One enjoyable facet of our longevity as a community organization is seeing the children of our early members carrying the banner.

There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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