Dorothy Day and I go way back.
Granted, I never met her, but I can’t help but feel a connection after volunteering every third Saturday for the past twenty years at the Dorothy Day Center in downtown Saint Paul.
I know this sounds ridiculous: to love the speed by which one can get across town. Big deal, right? Yes. It is. You have no idea. Prior to moving to Saint Paul in 2008, I lived in Seattle, a city with an enormous and ever-worsening traffic problem.
Quotes from Saint Paulites
“The businessman says 'If I don't do it first, somebody else will.' The artist says 'If I don't do it first, nobody else will.'”
—Leroy Neiman, artist
“The biggest tragedy is those people that don't have the arts in their life. They go to work and come home and don't do anything.”
—Bryan Thao Worra, Laotian-American poet
“Much of the philosophy that guides the theatre we do here at Penumbra is pioneered by people like... Langston Hughes... I'm just here standing, on a hill that's made up of their thinking. And that's what allows me to see as far as I can see.”