Wednesday, September 30, 2009
We are still encumbered with ideas that race is tied to a particular place, but this is deceptive. In the same way perhaps that we may assume a certain religious conviction to be associated with a place. These concepts maybe ingrained, but I find that they are no longer valid, (if they ever were).
Without my passport perhaps I feel a little stateless. Yet is it just an engraved document that defines our loyalties? Isn't there something more that claims us? What claims can nations make upon our citizenship? Should we forced to choose one nation over another? How about one region within a country? Of course, a person may also have a close bond to one place via birth, another via marriage and another by preference, all at different times of life.
With people meeting and traveling and living across boundaries, what does it mean to be from " x-land" or "y- stan."
Monday, September 14, 2009
The change does seem abrupt, and I feel I am almost caught out a little by the change of months... I guess September is a month to return to school, to end summer holidays etc.
It is cold and wet today. Wishing I had a bit of someones company.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
In Good Times
In the top,
In the very highest,
Of this love,
When I feel like,
I am in the tallest tree a schoolboy ever climbed,
Surrounded by brushing leaves,
Like morning-time kisses all around me,
That is when I become terrified.
Getting tragically afraid that I will lose you,
Another thing gone.
I am terrified that I will have no love again,
No reason to go anywhere,
Forcing myself to be good to others all the time.
Because I know joy and peace - I fear it,
And also you.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
We tend to associate "home" as a geographic concept, but of course it is more of an essence...more of a feeling of security, contentment and ease. Perhaps it is tied in to work, or being with someone. For some it may be the thrill of constantly being on the road.
If home is a sense of place and belonging, it could be gained anywhere.
In the constant upheaval of time and place, the most resilient people are those who may be able to make their home where they find it. They can dovetail their sense of home with whatever physical place they happen to be at. Definitely a useful skill, right up there with being able to sleep as soon as one closes ones eyes, no matter the place or time.