Sunday, February 26, 2023

Thought for the Day

 [. . .] Time is a long sunrise where we wait for our halos.
Night is the ash that covers the light. [. . .]
~ Kelli Russell Agodon
Quoted from Kelli Russell Agodon, "Till Death Shatters the Fabulous Stars" in Dialogues with Rising Tides (Copper Canyon Press, 2021), p. 48
Kelli Russell Agodon, Poet, Writer, Editor, Book Designer, Co-Founder, Two Sylvias Press

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Thought for the Day

This beautiful gift of attention that we human beings have
is being hijacked to pay attention to products and someone
else's political agenda. Whereas if we can reclaim our
attention and pay attention to things that really matter,
there a revolution starts.
~ Robin Wall Kimmerer

Quoted from David Marchese, "You Don't Have to Be Complicit in Our Culture of Destruction" (Interview with Robin Wall Kimmerer), The New York Times Magazine, January 29, 2023

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Member, Citizen Potawatomi Nation; Professor, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Author, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants (Milkweed Editions, 2015) and Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses (Oregon State University Press, 2003)

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Thought for the Day

 [. . .] it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.
~ Audre Lorde

Quoted from Audre Lorde, "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action" (Essay), Delivered at Modern Language Association's "Lesbian and Literature Panel," Chicago, Ill., December 28, 1977; First Published in Sinister Wisdom 6 (1978) and The Cancer Journals (Spinsters, Ink, San Francisco, 1980) Note: The link is to the essay reproduced by Electric Literature from Sister Outsider (1984), p. 44. The latter comprises a collection of essays and speeches by Lorde written between 1976 and 1984. A 2007 reprint of the collection is available from Crossing Press.

Audre Lorde (1934-1992), American Writer, Essayist, Poet, Feminist, Civil Rights Activist, Professor

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Thought for the Day

Person-to-person is the way the gospel was originally communicated.
Person-in-love-with person, person-respecting-person, person-
forgiving-person, person-touching-person, person-crying-
with-person, person-hugging-person: that's where
 the Spirit is so beautifully present.
~ Fr. Richard Rohr

Quoted from Richard Rohr, "Jesus's Person-to-Person Ministry," Daily Meditation, Center for Action and Contemplation, December 27, 2022

Fr. Richard Rohr, Franciscan Priest, Ecumenical Teacher, Author, Founder of CAC