through me like you mean it, that’s what
this is about. Eat this cake like you’re
starving, that’s what I want. Wash over me
like a hurricane. I need something
more than clean.
— Alexis Pope, closing lines to “A No Good Thunderstorm,” from Fourteen Hills (vol. 20, no. 1, 2013)
Sociological mindfulness also reminds us that we can change a small part of the social world single-handedly. If we treat others with more respect and compassion, if we refuse to participate in re-creating inequalities even in little ways, if we raise questions about official representations of reality, if we refuse to work in destructive industries, then we are making change. We do not have to join a group or organize a protest to make these kinds of changes. We can make them on our own, by deciding to live differently.
— Michael Schwalbe, Finding Out How the Social World Works (via socio-logic)
you can’t have too many apples! you can have too many cookies, and you can have too many donuts, but not too many apples. unless they are apples pumped with lard.
— —- legss