—Arundhati Roy (via cryptolects)
Yes — hopefully not for the long-term. I recently got a position with a certain hospital run by…. an institution that deals in the affairs…. of veterans…… and begin training in the next week or two, which promises to be eye-opening, since I’ll be representing the patients themselves and will be privileged enough to talk with them about their concerns with the establishment and their care on a person-to-person level. Couldn’t ask for more.
For? About? Lest I get caught up in semantics —
I feel strongly for passionate people. People who answer their own prayers. I feel strongly for people with resolve, who make and attend to their own resolutions. I feel strongly for people who shout the things that need to be said. I feel strongly for the people who shine light into the darkest corners, and aren’t afraid to sit there and exist in that darkness when the light flickers off.
I feel strongly about the proliferation of scientific racism. I’ll effin die on that hill, trying from my end to tear it down. I feel strongly about the military industrial complex; I think about it constantly throughout the day, because I feel I’m reminded so many places I look, spaces I inhabit. I feel strongly about religion — the way the ‘universality’ and ‘utopia’ spoken of in many (most) established religions promotes and rationalizes genocide. I think about mortality — mostly my own.
A couple nights ago, I and someone important to me walked the length of the Brooklyn Bridge and back at 4 in the morning — and I talked about all these things I just listed, and that I spoke of them to him and that while we leaned over the railing, staring into the blackened East River I was thinking of these things without making a sound, tells me they’re probably the most important things to me to explore at this moment. Maybe indefinitely.
IS THAT BORING
We can definitely try, but like you said he doesn’t do very many con appearances.
norahwinters I’m counting on you @ NYCC to help make this dream a reality
I am going to represent your ECCC interests (and also reiterate my Bradbury question) so hard at BKV. IT’S GONNA BE GREAT