With practice it is possible to put an idea so succinctly that it can teach and heal our wounds in one.

These words by the wonderful, caring, charismatic Jason Reynolds are such words:

If someone steals your shirt, we must assume that they needed it; that they lacked a shirt.

When people try to take knowledge, to restrict information and take the opportunity of empowerment from us and our children by banning books and restring knowledge, it is because they lack that opportunity; they lack the empowerment that such knowledge brings.

And for that, we can only feel sorry for them.