REPOST: Wonderful words of Whitman

The trick is, I find, to tone your wants and tastes low down enough, and make much of negatives, and of mere daylight and the skies.

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After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, love, and so on — have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear — what remains? Nature remains; to bring out from their torpid recesses, the affinities of a man or woman with the open air, the trees, fields, the changes of seasons — the sun by day and the stars of heaven by night.

Walt Whitman via Brain Pickings

REPOST: “Emancipation”

RESPONSE: It’s Juneteenth today and I’m learning a lot more about it – given we’re facing the music on this historic monstrosity, I’m appreciating learning more about our horrid history in order to better heal.

5.05p Wednesday

Personal overshares
Not, no, but know that I’d like to
Poetry pretends to break down all barriers to allow maximum safety
But in truth somethings will always remain private
and thank goodness for that

As we face the music

Of our inequities, our pains, our problems; I so hope the answer is possible. Can this capitalistic system exist equally? And then I think of the robust differences and yes of course it can. It’s the only way forward.