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"Why did you have to watch someone die in order to get it? ... Our deaths are not a teaching experience for white people." - Desmond Cole
|Artwork by Alison Chisholm|
"What if we actively choose to ignore and disregard all the barriers that prevent us from seeing the change we want to see? What if we chose to say things like 'Black Lives Matter' and 'Defund the Police' in casual conversation, disregarding how uncomfortable it might make some people? What if we chose to forget the oppressor's feelings and just speak up about the world we want to see? What if we choose to forget our fears about the system and just continue doing our part to repeat the names and fight for the legacy of the people who lost their lives to it? What world would we be living in then?"
|Photo by Chuttersnap|
"I don't know why we suffer... and I'm not sure there is even an answer to that question. Or if it's even the right question to ask about suffering.
But I do know this: there is a strange byproduct of suffering... which is the gathering of human souls around those who are hurting.
May we never lose sight of the Light that shines brightest when we gathering to care and love each other. The Divine says it's present in that moment. Maybe it's some of the most poignant places of incarnation..."
|Photo by Miguel Henriques.|
Once we’re on the bus, she sets out her theory of time. She says that sedentary peoples, farmers, prefer the pleasures of circular time, in which every object and event must return to its own beginning, curl back up into an embryo and repeat the process of maturation and death. But nomads and merchants, as they set off on journeys, had to think up a different type of time for themselves, one that would better respond to the needs of their travels. That time is linear time, more practical because it was able to measure progress toward a goal or destination, rises in percentages. Every moment is unique, no moment can ever be repeated. This idea favors risk-taking, living life to the fullest, seizing the day. And yet the innovation is a profoundly bitter one: when change over time is irreversible, loss and mourning become daily things.
|Photo by Charles Deluvio.|
"We prioritize the things that make their way into our calendars. The things we quite literally see on our to-do list for the day. We give short shrift to those things that we just keep in our minds."