Feeling Moody...

We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do. We assume that others think the way we think, feel the way we feel, judge the way we judge, and abuse the way we abuse. This is the biggest assumption that humans make. And this is why we have a fear of being ourselves around others. Because we think everyone else will judge us, victimize us, abuse us, and blame us as we do ourselves. So even before others have a chance to reject us, we have already rejected ourselves. That is the way the human mind works.
- Don Migue Ruiz, excerpt from his book, The Four Agreements
(via quotetherapy)

I read this book often.

 

Ferguson, Police Brutality and the Longsuffering of Open Eyes

-by visual artist and activist, Basil Kincaid

"Long is the suffering of Open eyes,
Ones that see the last flickers of light as another brother dies,
taken from the night like a star in broad day.

We are plucked from obscurity like wild flowers upon open fields,
to be mist not missed when our blood or pollen spilled.

Longsuffering is Aceboon to the Conscious Coon,
up late nights connecting the dots through time,
to realize that we are still but strange fruit on the vine…”

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Collage by artist-activist, Basil Kincaid #basilkincaid

Collage by artist-activist, Basil Kincaid #basilkincaid