Tinashe - Black Water (Black Water)
the tears come everyday.
i wake up and stick to whatever routine i can to keep them at bay for some hours.
get up. run. eat. shower. meditate. write. work.
but at some point in the day i will inevitably be alone.
that’s when the thoughts creep back.
hanging like piñatas from each eyelid.
the thoughts hammer away.
the words fall in the grass.
"Folmar voiced a similar thought. “I understand violence,” he said. “I can put it on a page. I can do it well. But it is the love that I can’t do. How am I supposed to write about love? Especially when I have these other things to write about. My wife asked me, ‘You write about all these sad things. When are you going to write about me?’ I have to get the other stuff out first. I am hoping I will get it out. I am hoping it will go away.”"
"People who carry weapons and travel with armed units have a terrifying God-like power to humiliate, to demand instant and unquestioned obedience and to kill. Those who do not carry weapons live in states of unrelenting terror and powerlessness. The powerless often seek to become invisible, avoiding contact with the hydra-headed groups of killers that roam the landscape and speak in the language of violence."
George Kovach, 66, the third combat veteran in our group last Thursday, was wounded in Vietnam with a friend from his unit
"The workers’ entire living time, from morning to night and night to morning, was bought once and for all, at the cost of a recompense, by an institution. We encounter the same phenomenon in other institutions, in closed pedagogical institutions that would open little by little in the course of the century, reformatories, orphanages, and prisons. In addition, a number of diffuse forms take place, especially from the moment it was realized that those prison factories were unmanageable, that one had to go back to a type of labor in which people would come in the morning, work, and stop working in the evening. We see a subsequent proliferation of institutions in which people’s time, though it was not really extracted in its entirety, was controlled so that it became labor time."