Arundhati Roy writes ever so eloquently…

Posted on March 16th, 2011 by

Hello appreciaters of big questions and such!

Hope the crux of the semester is challenging you to push your boundaries a bit this semester (but not too much).  I have had a lot of things swirling in my brain these last few weeks, a LOT has been going on.  Social Justice issues and human rights, and all sorts of ethics and questions about our responsibility to humanity have come to light, for myself as well as others, in the wake of events in our world and even on our campus.  I saw posted on the bulletin board of one of my most beloved professors this small clipping from the writing, and life, of Arundhati Roy.  I find her wisdom very comforting:

“To love. To be loved.

To never forget your own insignificance.

To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you.

To seek joy in the saddest places.

To pursue beauty to its lair.

To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple.

To respect strength, never power.

Above all, to watch.

To try and understand.

To never look away.

And never, never, to forget.”

-Arundhati Roy.

Keep questioning, and keep being amazingly you!  And stop in and see us in the new space sometime : )

 

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