Sunday, February 04, 2018

Sunday - Saying Yes to the World

What hope is there for individual reality or authenticity, when the forces of violence and orthodoxy, the earthly powers of guns and bombs and manipulated public opinion make it impossible for us to be authentic and fulfilled human beings? The only hope is in the creation of alternative values, alternative realities. The only hope is in daring to re dream one's place in the world -- a beautiful act of imagination, and a sustained act of self becoming. Which is to say that in some way or another we breach and confound the accepted frontiers of things.
Ben Okri

3 comments:

Tabor said...

Sometimes we have to take up the tools of war until the time space rift returns.

kerrdelune said...

Truer words never spoken, Tabor. I sometimes think of Gloria Steinam's words, that women become radical with age, and that one day an army of gray-haired women will quietly take over the earth.

Barbara R. said...

I'm working on a political piece of art. Thus the frontiers of change may be depicted. It has a woman's march glazed onto the vase sides.