22 August

'. . . when you want to distract your mother from the discouraging soulness, I will tell you what I used to do.

August 22, 2009 · 1 min read

‘To take her for a long walk in the quiet country, gathering wildflowers here and there, resting under the shade of trees, between the harmony of the vivid stream and the tranquillity of the mother-nature, and I am sure she will enjoy this very much, as you surely will be happy for it. But remember always, Dante, in the play of happiness, don’t use all for yourself only, but down yourself just one step, at your side and help the weak ones that cry for help, help the prosecuted and the victim; because they are your friends; they are the comrades that fight and fall as your father and Bartolo fought and fell yesterday, for the conquest of the joy of freedom for all and the poor workers. In this struggle of life you will find more love and you will be loved.’

Nicola Sacco to his son Dante, 1927

Anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed on this day in 1927.


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