"Our revenge is to live. We may be hunted like animals but we will not become animals. We have all chosen this - to live free, like human beings, for as long as we can. Each day of freedom is a victory. And if we die trying to live, at least we die like human beings."
- Tuvia Bielski
I've been watching a LOT of "Defiance" lately. Translation: I've watched it every day for a week and a half now. When I get stuck on a movie, I have to watch it every day until I've bled the thing dry. I'm probably 50% done with this one.
The story features a group of Jews who have escaped certain death to hide out from the Nazis in the forest. Tuvia, the leader (as played by Daniel Craig) said, "our revenge is to live".
Our revenge is to live.
Each day of freedom is a victory.
Because every day is a fight and a battle to be alive and to survive everything you come up against the minute you open your eyes, against the world that would prefer if you stayed in your own little jail.
To live. It is our revenge. It is our simple act of defiance.
Today is Tuesday. May you have a little revenge today.