Don’t look like that.
Don’t earn too much money.
Don’t wear that.
“I don’t think so darling.”
Don’t be a girl.
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The wind whistles in the bamboo
and the bamboo dances.
When the wind stops,
the bamboo grows still.
A silver bird
flies over the autumn lake.
When the bird has passed,
the lake does not seek
to seize its reflection.
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“So, for example, when the rock mentioned above encounters the river, its involvement with the river—which, of course, never fully exhausts the ontological essence of the river’s “river-being”—sets into motion the production of a new object: a river-rock-being, or, to put it less metaphysically, sediment, which itself now becomes a tool-being in its own right, primed to collide with other tool-beings in the constant refrain of collision and production that constitutes life in all its average everydayness.” –Scot Barnett
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A form of entertainment?
A way to publicly scapegoat that man, woman, or thing that we know–we just know–has lied.
Having recognized the ways I’m as guilty of shaming as I am of doing things deserving of shame, I consider the following,
“When the bottom falls out and we can’t find anything to grasp, it hurts a lot. It’s like the Naropa Institute motto: ‘Love of the truth puts you on the spot.’ We might have some romantic view of what that means, but when we are nailed with the truth, we suffer. We look in the bathroom mirror, and there we are with our pimples, our aging face, our lack of kindness, our aggression and timidity–all that stuff.
This is where tenderness comes in.”
-Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart
Hugging the cactus.
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“To return to Latour, a methodology of engagement asks the researcher/activist/rhetor to attend to and follow the performances of group formation (the ongoing construction of boundaries, of a we); to allow actors to make sense of their social (rhetorical) world; to pay attention to the range of agencies (not precisely to who or what is the agent); to trace, with precision, “the string of actions where each participant is treated as a full-blown mediator [actor],” actions that can be used to describe rhetorical work; and to interrogate the agencies at play in order to distinguish between matters of fact and matters of concern. The results of such attention are useful to others because they render visible and actionable the scene of rhetoric. More important, the work described by this methodology is necessary to do public rhetoric.”
–Grabill, p. 205
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