Ed Team

Grief Is a Sword

Filed By Ed Team | December 01, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: HIV/AIDS, paul monette, roger horwitz, World AIDS Day

"We queers of Revelation hill...died of the greed of power, because we were expendable. If you mean to visit any of us, it had better be to make you strong to fight that power. Take your languor and easy tears somewhere else. Above all, don't pretty us up. Tell yourself: None of this ever had to happen. And then go make it stop, with whatever breath you have left. Grief is a sword, or it is nothing."

--Paul Monette, who lost his partner Roger Horwitz to AIDS


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