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Reader Opinion: Resurrection

Easter, spring, coming back to life. It is a time for rebirth and resurrection. It is a time to attend to that thing you had almost taken for dead and breathe life back into it, or to watch as the natural forces do that. It is a time to find out ...

Easter, spring, coming back to life. It is a time for rebirth and resurrection. It is a time to attend to that thing you had almost taken for dead and breathe life back into it, or to watch as the natural forces do that. It is a time to find out what made it through the winter-the dark months-and what things are no longer with us. It is a time for hope, creativity and rejuvenation. It is a time for a new lilt in the voice and a new bounce in the step. We, too, made it and are ready for another positive and productive season of our lives.

It is a time for spiritual rebirth, a time to cut the umbilical cord, let go of the old fears and make the leap into new life, new ways of imagining life, a trust in the potential of a new world of possibilities that comes with this new season.

It is a time to allow for the rebirth, the renaissance of the American spirit and American Dream of the potential of a free people once they can operate in a society that believes in democracy again.

We have gone through a dark night of the American soul, not just in the last year, but over the last several decades, which prepared the ground for this last, destructive act. This is the time when we can resurrect the American spirit and plant the seeds of community that will germinate and grow into an overwhelming crop of citizens insisting on discarding the present oligarchic system and replacing it with a rejuvenated system, once again based on the principles of democracy-a system that will generate human and social growth and sustainability.

Bob Passi

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