"It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful." -- Adrienne Rich
source: Jezebel (re-sized here)
When I heard that Adrienne Rich had died (March 27), I immediately re-read some of her poetry, which I hadn't done in a while. And after I'd read it, I thought about words I would use to describe her and what she wrote.