“Black Lives Matter started from a post that I put on Facebook after the acquittal of George Zimmerman. I woke up in the middle of the night sobbing, just trying to process what had happened and wanting to find community around being in a lot of grief and having a lot of rage.”

~ Alicia Garza
Souvenir by Albert Bloch, 1921

More on grief:

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”
~ Rumi

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”
~ Aeschylus

“The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.”
~ Khalil Gibran

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”
C. S. Lewis

Grief     /ɡrēf/

deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone’s death. “she was overcome with grief”

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