FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY TWO

From David Whyte (audio here). “We tend to think of vulnerability as a kind of weakness, something to be walked around. But it’s interesting to look at the origin of the word, from the Latin word “vulneras,” meaning “wound.” It’s really the place where you’re open to the world, whether you want to be orContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY TWO”

FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SIX

From Toni Morrison’s Beloved via Maria Popova. “Listening to the doves in Alfred, Georgia, and having neither the right nor the permission to enjoy it because in that place mist, doves, sunlight, copper dirt, moon — everything belonged to the men who had the guns. Little men, some of them, big men too, each oneContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SIX”

FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY

Excerpt from Dear Friend by Dean Young: What happens when your head splits open and the bird flies out, its two notes deranged? You got better, I got better, wildflowers rimmed the crater, glitter glitter glitter. We knew someone whose father died then we knew ourselves. Astronomer, gladiator, thief, a tombstone salesman. All our vacationsContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY”

FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY NINE

From The Irradiated International by Lou Cornum, via Data & Society. In 1998, a group of Dene elders from Northwest Canada traveled to Hiroshima to meet with survivors and descendants of survivors of the atomic bomb dropped some fifty years earlier. Some of the uranium used to kill more than 200,000 people in Japan had been minedContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY NINE”