A correction from my entry the other day — June 19th was Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday.
In her honor, this week’s quote is from her (with thanks to Danny Fisher for finding it):
…People often ask me how it feels to have been imprisoned in my home… How could I stand the separation from family and friends? It is ironic, I say, that in an authoritarian state it is only the prisoner of conscience who is genuinely free. Yes, we have given up our right to a normal life. But we have stayed true to that most precious part of our humanity — our conscience.”
(from Parade Magazine, March 9, 2003)