Rachel Corrie — American Activist born on April 10, 1979, died on March 16, 2003

Rachel Aliene Corrie from Olympia, Washington, was an American activist and diarist. She was a member of the pro-Palestinian group called the International Solidarity Movement. She was killed by an Israel Defense Forces armored bulldozer in a combat zone in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, under contested circumstances during the height of the second Palestinian intifada... (wikipedia)

Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don't give up.
I want to be a lawyer, a dancer, an actress, a mother, a wife, a children's author, a distance runner, a poet, a pianist, a pet store owner, an astronaut, an environmental and humanitarian activist, a psychiatrist, a ballet teacher, and the first woman president.
We are all born and someday we'll all die. Most likely to some degree alone. Our aloneness in this world is, maybe not anymore, a thing to mourn.
Death smells like homemade apple sauce as it cooks on the stove. It is not the strangling sense of illness. It is not fear. It is freedom.
Maybe if people stopped thinking of themselves, and started thinking of the other sides of things, people wouldn't hurt each other.

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