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Monthly Archives: November 2010
Tonight, I write from Iona College, a small college founded by Christian Brothers in New Rochelle. Dr. Teresa Delgado invited me as part of Iona’s Week of the Peacemaker “Advocacy: Speaking out for Justice” — a series of talks, films, and teach-ins that inform and inspire college students to advocate for justice.
Today is Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains around the world. Many know the story of Diwali in the Hindu tradition: Lord Rama returns home after slaying the demon-king Ravana, and the people joyously light the kingdom with diyas, oil lamps. In the Jain tradition, Diwali marks Mahavira’s attainment of moksha (527 BC). And in the Sikh tradition, Diwali marks yet another kind of return: Band Chhorh… Continue Reading
Sometimes I think of myself as the girl with a thousand eyes, seeing the world through kaleidoscope vision, or fragments of multiple lenses — legal, ethical, religious, somatic, political, personal. And so, in the effort to say more of “all that unsayable life,” I will share broken pieces of dreams, impressions, and memories on this blog too. Here’s number one.
A shattered world, shot through with light, the edges burn, and I catch… Continue Reading