This is courage.
Think about that as you go about your relatively calm day in Liberty already earned.
I said a few years ago when the regime began another wave of strict enforcement of Islamic (by their definition) dress code while women openly protested: Follow the women of Iran. For, as go the women of Iran, so will go the men. For they will be the barometer of revolution.
This is borne out today in the popularity of Mrs. Mousavi's outspokenness on women's rights during this campaign, and the resultant record turnout for the vote, and the (so far) wide-spread and brave protests to an election once again stolen.
When Iran's women have decided it is time, their men will rise with them.
Today, the second day of protest after the election, will determine momentum and what is to come - or not come - of the people's revolt. Will it be revolution, or will it be the reassertion of dominance by a regime which fears its own people more than any American or Israeli weapon?
We in the West may hope for revolution and the self-liberation of a freedom-starved Iranian people. But we must also fully understand the amount of courage required for the unarmed to rise against the armed and brutal. Focus on the picture above. Imagine the sounds, the smells, the danger, the fear. That is a picture of courage.