[Record of a Friendship]
The people who truly deface our neighbourhoods are the companies that scrawl giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy their stuff. They expect to be able to shout their message in your face from every available surface but you’re never allowed to answer back. Well, they started the fight and the wall is the weapon of choice to hit them back. — banksy
via Kent Nerburn
…learning is natural and happening all the time.
…humans are naturally curious; children are humans, not candidates for humanity.
he kicks up at anything he hears
his back is brawny and his brain is weak
he’s just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
and, by the way, if you hate to go to school
you may grow up to be a mule
Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino)
Now human guilt was no longer rooted in conscious malevolence and immorality but in the instinctual drives of the unconscious. The child appeared as a “polymorphous perverse” human being, as a “wild animal” that had to be tamed and “adjusted to culture.” This was the enormous error in the second realm of knowledge.
Ether, God and Devil: Cosmic Superimposition
Believe in neither “misfortune” nor in “guilt.”
Be strong enough for everything to have to turn out for the best.
Why I am so Wise
Another one from my friend, Savvanah whom I will see today;
I’m not short…
Everyone is just a lot taller than me!
(Savanah and I are the two shortest girls. I will always think of her when somebody says this. And resay it.(Quote it))
Me when I was two!
Me: *Bouncing ball around lit candles douring hurricane Katrina*
Mom: Alona, if you bounce the ball too high, then you could hit a candle. If the candle falls over, then the fire could get on the floor and it could set the building on fire. That would be cery bad. Please do not bounce the ball too high.
Me: That not seem right!
Mom: (Again) Alona, if you bounce the ball too high, then you could hit a candle. If the candle falls over, then the fire could get on the floor and it could set the building on fire. That would be cery bad. Please do not bounce the ball too high.
Me: No, that not seem right!
Mom: *Hint of smile*
Me: *Sees smile,* That not seem right! That not seem right!
Mom: Smiles even more.