March 28, 2013

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“You aren’t alone in this non sense, and I think you’re beautiful.” she smirked. (What a romantic no thing to say, I thought.) “I’ll find someone and try that line,” I resisted. She drew in her distant gaze through me–curiously, tenderly–until I appeared before her perfectly in focus. “It can’t be your way, or the highway.” she offered.Then she walked away, disappointed. And that’s how I lost the only opinion I ever cared that much about–by not being patient. And so I resolved myself, at that juncture, to treat her as my hard lesson learned. What else could I fashion from my miserable foolishness?

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March 28, 2013

on

my idea

of fun she sat me

down and drew my hair from

behind my ears from beside me here

March 25, 2013

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C    a  p  a  b  l   e

O  p  p  r e s s ed

a n d e r i n g

S   o    u     l       s

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March 25, 2013

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The primary threat to nature and people today comes from centralising and monopolising power and control. Not until diversity is made the logic of production will there be a chance for sustainability, justice and peace. Cultivating and conserving diversity is no luxury in our times: it is a survival imperative.

Uniformity is not nature’s way; diversity is nature’s way.

If we are serious about ending poverty, we have to be serious about ending the system that creates poverty by robbing the poor of their economic wealth, livelihoods and incomes. Before we can make poverty history, we need to get the history of poverty right. It’s not about how much wealthy nations can give so much as how much less they can take.

-Vandana  Shiva

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March 25, 2013

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Whenever we engage in consumption or production patterns which take more than we need, we are engaging in violence.

― Vandana Shiva

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March 25, 2013

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[How do I do it?] Well, it’s always a mystery, because you don’t know why you get depleted or recharged. But this much I know. I do not allow myself to be overcome by hopelessness, no matter how tough the situation. I believe that if you just do your little bit without thinking of the bigness of what you stand against, if you turn to the enlargement of your own capacities, just that itself creates new potential. And I’ve learned from the Bhagavad-Gita and other teachings of our culture to detach myself from the results of what I do, because those are not in my hands. The context is not in your control, but your commitment is yours to make, and you can make the deepest commitment with a total detachment about where it will take you. You want it to lead to a better world, and you shape your actions and take full responsibility for them, but then you have detachment. And that combination of deep passion and deep detachment allows me to take on the next challenge, because I don’t cripple myself, I don’t tie myself in knots. I function like a free being. I think getting that freedom is a social duty because I think we owe it to each not to burden each other with prescription and demands. I think what we owe each other is a celebration of life and to replace fear and hopelessness with fearlessness and joy.

 Vandana Shiva

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March 25, 2013

mind beams, mine beams my beautiful dreams

my beautiful dreams

mine now

March 17, 2013

March 17, 2013

Said the snow cone to the child:

I only have ice for you.