Aurora Levins-Morales is one of the bay area artists whose work (like Starhawk's & Keith Hennessy's) occasionally picks up & dusts off my battered heart when it has fallen into the gutter of despair:
"Another world is possible.
imagine winning. This is your sacred task.
This is your power. Imagine
every detail of winning, the exact smell of the summer streets
in which no one has been shot...
Don’t waver. Don’t let despair sink its sharp teeth
Into the throat with which you sing. Escalate your dreams.
Make them burn so fiercely that you can follow them down
any dark alleyway of history and not lose your way."