Excerpt from Half The Sky
…We’ll leave you with a story that is a fine reminder of the impact we can have. The children of the Niantic Community Church, in Niantic, Connecticut, bought six goats through Heifer International, as a gift for Africa. The goats are listed in the Heifer International catalog at $120 each. One of those goats went to the Biira family in Uganda, near the Congo border. The goat was...
Uses of the erotic: the erotic as power
WE HAVE BEEN RAISED TO FEAR THE yes within ourselves, our deepest cravings. But, once recognized, those which do not enhance our future lose their power and can be altered. The fear of our desires keeps them suspect and indiscriminately powerful, for to suppress any truth is to give it strength beyond endurance. The fear that we cannot grow ...
sometimes i can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives...– jonathan safran foer