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Your life’s work is an intergenerational project – that is because we are produced by the manifold, by the collective, so that to squeeze the significance of one’s life into the container of its biological duration is to lose sight of the ways death is generative and prolific – and even useful for continuity. It …Continue Reading >>>
When the notion of sacred activisms come to mind, the usual impression is that traditional activism interacts with and acknowledges the ‘spiritual’ in order to accomplish its set goals – perhaps in the same way a car gets petrol in order to complete a trip, or in the way corporate practices have adopted yoga rituals …Continue Reading >>>
To love is to be contradicted, crossed out, challenged, troubled and shaken so thoroughly that we find the other – right there in the middle of what we once thought was our own soul.
A 19th century French novelist, Charles Baudelaire, wrote the short story ‘Counterfeit Money’ – which focuses on the nature of gift. Algerian philosopher Derrida used this short story to trouble the idea that gifts reinforce mutuality. That is, in answer to the questions – “Should one expect something in return when you give a gift? …Continue Reading >>>
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This unease at the seat of your belly, like a precious lover’s note squeezed into the palms of a soldier at war, has braved the fierce winds of the normal. Tend to her wounds. Be hospitable to her. Her message is dire: that there is more to the world we take for granted. That behind …Continue Reading >>>