June 12, 2016
It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.-Anne Frank
Today is Anne Frank’s birthday. There are so many quotes I could have chosen because her journals are full of them. In case you are not familiar with her story she lived hidden away from the Nazi’s for a couple of years in an attic with her own and another Jewish family. For a long time I didn’t want to read the book because I had imagined in to be full of atrocities. It is not. It is a testament to the amazing resilience and joy of life that can’t be stomped out even under horrifying circumstances. What inspires me so much about her is her authenticity. Her journals are so raw and so honest yet incredibly hopeful.