Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie, April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003

7. Chorale with soprano solo: Rachel’s Words (edited by Philip Munger)

Feel sick to my stomach a lot from being doted on all the time, very sweetly, by people who are facing doom.

You can always hear the tanks and bulldozers passing by. I have bad nightmares about tanks and bulldozers outside our house and you and me inside. Tanks and bulldozers destroyed 25 greenhouses the livelihoods for 300 people. Then the bulldozers come and take out people’s vegetable farms and gardens.

This happens every day.

I think that I should at least mention that I am also discovering a degree of strength and of basic ability for humans to remain human in the direst of circumstances.

I think the word is dignity.

I wish you could meet these people.

Maybe, hopefully, someday you will.

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