“In some lost fold of the past, we wanted to be lions and we’re no more than castrated cats. Castrated cats wedded to cats with slit throats. Everything that begins as comedy ends as a cryptographic exercise.”
– The Savage Detectives, Roberto Bolaño
Translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer
“Stories are medicine. I have been taken with stories since I heard my first. They have such power; they do not require that we do, be, act anything—we need only listen.”
– Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD
Dr. Vandana Shiva
White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.
please let them know.
white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center plants traditional foods at garden
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is planting a garden to educate youth and feed visitors.
Participants in the center’s upcoming summer camp will learn more about traditional foods like corns, beans and squash. They will also learn about traditional farming techniques.
At the same time, however, the relationship to the world that the modern science fostered and shaped now appears to have exhausted its potential. It is increasingly clear that, strangely, the relationship is missing something. It fails to connect with the most intrinsic nature of reality and with natural human experience. It is now more of a source of disintegration and doubt than a source of integration and meaning. It produces what amounts to a state of schizophrenia: [human] as an observer is becoming completely alienated from [themself] as a being.
Classical modern science described only the surface of things, a single dimension of reality. And the more dogmatically science treated it as the only dimension, as the very essence of reality, the more misleading it became. Today, for instance, we may know immeasurably more about the universe than our ancestors did, and yet, it increasingly seems they knew something more essential about it than we do, something that escapes us. The same thing is true of nature and of ourselves. The more thoroughly all our organs and their functions, their internal structure, and the biochemical reactions that take place within them are described, the more we seem to fail to grasp the spirit, purpose, and meaning of the system that they create together and that we experience as our unique “self”.”
– Vaclav Havel is the president of the Czech Republic. The speech was made in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, July 4, 1994.
“…we sat inbetween teapots
Through three a.m
Till our ears filled with sounds of creaking beds and
feet waking sleeping floorboards
We heard night owls sing lullabies
Saw God’s third eye open into a pink peach
Illuminating half of Earth.
Inbetween the clocks jazz hands
We wrote the gold diggers rebuttal
On how this child is capitalism bastard
A babe whose veins are varicose
With the other Boleyn sisters vindictiveness
Lime dripped from our lips onto pages
The poor child’s creed is detailed
on the back of bank notes
Born of the laissez faire loins of a father
Who thinks a daughter leaving an abusive brute
shames the family name..”
– morning conversations - Tapiwa Mugabe, tapiwamugabe.tumblr.com (via tapiwamugabe)