In the never-ending cycle of pleas, protests and prayers over recurring injustice, we're again approaching the quiet times.
Put down the signs. Take off the hoodies. Remove the empty bags of Skittles taped over your mouths.
Go in for some "calm reflection," as President Barack Obama put it in a statement following Saturday night's miscarriage of justice.
Where do we go from here - this time?
We stood in that doorway in Simi Valley, when an all-white jury found the cops who beat Rodney King half to death not guilty.
Now a jury in Florida has found neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman not guilty of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Nothing new here.
"The doorway to a great cause is often a terribly tragic case," said Benjamin Jealous, chairman of the NAACP.
The jurors in Seminole County would have us believe that Trayvon caused himself to be shot by confronting Zimmerman, who appeared to be stalking the boy.
A fistfight ensued, and because Zimmerman felt that he was too fat and out of shape to win fair and square, he was within his right to pull a gun and kill Trayvon.
After the verdict, the NAACP began circulating petitions demanding that the Justice Department file civil rights charges in the case. So far, the effort has garnered more than a million signatures.
"Hundreds of thousands of these people also signed up with the NAACP," Jealous said.
"In addition to pushing for federal charges to be filed, they'll also be pushing for anti-racial profiling legislation, for repeal of 'stand your ground' gun laws, and reforms to the criminal justice system. And we still have our voter registration efforts underway nationally."
Jealous noted that "the petitions were being signed at a rate of 100 a minute," reflecting intense dissatisfaction with the Florida verdict.
And yet, at the very same time, Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. have been signaling that making a federal case of the killing is not likely to happen.
In speaking to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in Washington following the verdict, Holder said he was trying to "alleviate tensions" and "promote healing." Obama, in his statement, acknowledged that the case had stirred "strong passions," then went on to say, "But we are a nation of laws, and the jury has spoken."
So what happens to all that spirit of activism if the petition drive fails? Does the door to the great cause slam shut yet again?