“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.”
— Pastor Martin Niemoller (1892 - 1984)
This quote is the thing I think about each day. How each of us has a choice and a chance - to stand up for what is right - in big and small ways. To be willing. To speak up. To honor ourselves by honoring each other - with the courage of our convictions.
I painted this piece using acrylics and watercolors. Each letter was drawn and painted using a palette I consider to be pensive. The colors of consequences.
Notecard, blank inside.