The still explosions on the rocks,
the lichens, grow
by spreading, gray, concentric shocks.
They have arranged
to meet the rings around the moon, although
within our memories they have not changed.
And since the heavens will attend
as long on us,
you’ve been, dear friend,
precipitate and pragmitical;
and look what happens, For Time is
nothing if not amenable.
The shooting stars in your black hair
in bright formation
are flocking where,
so straight, so soon?
—Come, let me wash it in this big tin basin,
battered and shiny like the moon.
This is a great TED Talk by Chimamanda Adichie.
An excellent TED Talk by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who speaks so eloquently about the danger of a single narrative. Our lives, our cultures, she says, are composed of many overlapping stories. If we don’t allow for the multiplicity of voices and narratives of a land and a people, then we risk something greater: understanding others, and ourselves.
It is like what we imagine knowledge to be:
dark, salt, clear, moving, utterly free,
drawn from the cold hard mouth of the world,
derived from the rocky breasts
forever, flowing and drawn, and since
our knowledge is historical, flowing, and flown.
There have been numerous school shootings already in 2014. We can’t afford another year without action on gun control
Flawless. 12 Years A Slave broke my heart. Patsey broke my heart.
Lupita Nyong’o winning SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (January 18, 2014)
I can’t unsee this image.
"Prowess" by Casey Weldon, now available as a limited edition fine art print. Only 50 signed and numbered copies available online! - http://spoke-art.myshopify.com/collections/fine-art-prints