Some nights I would wake up and not remember a thing, but I would feel epic and vulnerable.
—Timothy Zane Reavis, from his poem, “Apocalypse in A-Minor”
- The First Presiding Principle of Paradise is that everyone’s basic needs are met.
- Society is organized in a manner in which each participant is able by volition to maximize his or her physical, intellectual, social, and creative potential.
- The individual acts in consideration of the whole, and the whole is organized in consideration of the individual.
- Paradise preserves and celebrates the intrinsic difference between people groups and cultures, while providing the conditions for each to thrive.
- Society exists symbiotically with its natural environment to ensure the maximum longevity of the human race and the species that cohabit the Earth with it.
- The state of this Society is sought and maintained by collective and constant inquiry, adjustment, and refinement.
- IT WILL NOT BE PARADISE FOR ANYONE UNTIL IT IS PARADISE FOR EVERYONE.
Wow. The creativity and heart around us! I marvel. And am encouraged.
I can’t make this, but hope others can enjoy:
Got Spoken Word, Got Vocals, Got tunes, Got a Truth to Speak? Bring it to Open Mic for Pleiades Gallery Truth to Power Night.
FRIDAY, July 18th, 6-9pm
on Five Points Plaza, downtown Durham
109 East Chapel Hill Street
Free. Open to the public. Sign up at the stage starting at 6pm, Friday.
I want to ask you,
don’t want your answer.
Not if it’s what I think it is.
Because if it is,
I want to allow space for change
Space for perspective,
To feel assured you know the weight of my question
and the significance of your answer.
My family’s theme song during Hurricane Arthur. Cousin even drove in from Raleigh the night of the storm - with supplies for margaritas.