A Quiet Day

LOSE YOUR LIFE QUICKLY.

Rachel Carson cautioned, “One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’”

LOSE YOUR WAY OF LIFE SLOWLY.

Alexandra Fuller wrote, "Think about it.

If the people of a nation are violently forced to forget themselves, their sacred traditions, their ways of life, their understanding of the Earth, their respect for other nations, then what follows is almost inevitable:

The men will take out their amnesia on the women, the women will take it out on the children, and everyone will take it out on the land. . ." (“Quiet Until the Thaw”, pg. 113)

WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

Mary Mcleod Bethrone answered for me, “Any idea that keeps anybody out is too small.”

Against the wet snow still imaginary in early morning hours, I tuck into dreams and blankets. No longer yelling, a slower, deeper heartbeat emerges between the spaces caught in Arundhati Roy’s shuffled pages.

“Another world is not only possible.

She is on her way.

On a quiet day

I can hear her breathing.”

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