(leaves as Essence. flowers as Reminder. fruit as Gift.) I walked along our street one day. A century-old house peered down at me grumpy and settled-in crumbling just enough to be beautiful. The sidewalk stones buckled buckling from the slow-determined pressure of sprawling oak roots. Clover and daffodil greens fold out of the earth obstinate […]
1. (Magic is simply the unwavering trust that your intuition is always right.) (Beauty is the language of God.) (Following your passion is the Earth’s way of healing herself.) 2. They’re going to destroy the entire planet, just to get what they want. Which they can’t even name. They are the Consumption. They tried to […]
The concept of a particular nation does not exist if those within its purported boundaries do not agree on the fact of its existence. Any subsequent move to force one’s concept of a nation on others who disagree is an act of foundational violence, as the maintained attempt to control another’s imaginary requires constant acts […]
The critique that I’ve most often heard about schooling is that it conditions children for Industrial Age-working conditions. The assertion is not necessarily untrue: bells, buzzers, and other alarming mechanisms that signal a shift in location or activity; the inability to freely address one’s own bodily functions (e.g., regulated lunchtimes and bathroom breaks); the expectation […]
I am a Black woman, born and raised in the United States. I come from a working class family and have, over the course of my forty years, moved into a middle class existence… much to my surprise. I often wonder if it will last, still amazed that I can do things like buy a […]
Close your eyes. Imagine this: That God is this sole sphere of life we call Earth. That our prophets’ messages are Earth’s proclaiming Herself through tiny mouths. That paradise will be this planet, alive and without us on it.
Let me re-tell you a story. Throughout their existence, most humans have, at some time or another, abandoned the life of the migrating herd for other ways of being, congregating into ever-larger groups and refusing movement. The inevitable resource depletion caused by this refusal to move on – the refusal to let the living Earth […]