The opposite of dreaming

When you get bleak about things and think, Gosh, is there an end to this? Yeah, there is, it just takes lots of work, lots of time…. I was never into: “Let’s hold hands, and peace will come just because we’ll dream it into the world.” No. Peace is the opposite of dreaming. It’s built slowly and surely through brutal compromises and tiny victories that you don’t even see. It’s a messy business, bringing peace into the world. But it can be done, I’m sure of that.

“U2, Preaching Defiance, Heads Back to Paris” in The New York Times