Treat children with respect. Honor their wishes whenever possible. Cease viewing them as inferior beings. Stop hurting them. Teach them to live peacefully. No more shaming. No more mocking. Explain things to them. Hold them. Open your heart and accept them. Be truthful. Be engaged. Love them madly. You want to be a revolutionary? The most seditious act you can ever undertake is this: give them the childhood you deserved and desired.
"[This] kind of marriage is not perfect, not even close. But a decision has been made, and two people have decided to love each other to the limit, and to sacrifice the most important thing of all—themselves... These marriages form people who can be small and humble and merciful and loving and peaceful. And they are revolutionary, in the purest sense of the word."
This piece was done to commemorate the 'Carnation Revolution' in Portugal, the April 25 1974 peaceful coup that led to democracy in Portugal and independence for Portugal's African colonies. The coup was carried out without arms; the revolutionaries marched through Lisbon carrying red carnations. The day now symbolizes freedom in Portugal. Ironically, this piece got Adres in trouble with the police.