Incessant, melodramatic frivolous nature… Perhaps, but it makes perfect sense to me! does!
REBIRTH LAYS AT THE PINNACLE OF ALL POSSIBILITIES —
One does not pass through the university system unchanged. It is the intellectual factory of Corporate America, whose intention is to educate us to be law-abiding consumers-citizens. More insidiously, the university functions to separate us from the people of our origins, which in effect neutralizes whatever potential Impact our education might have on them. The university allows a benign liberalism, even a healthy degree of radical transgressive thought, as long as it remains just that: thought translated into the conceptual language of the dominant class, and as such rendered useless to the rest of us (Moraga 173). — Out of Our Pedagogical Minds Toward a Pedagogy of Revolt
If she had not felt them touching her, Mama Chona would have floated straight to heaven where she was certain of admission. How could the heavenly hosts turn her away? It was the moment she had been waiting for all her life, a life of loss and sacrifice. Her husband and five children had been taken from her and she had suffered enough from the conduct of her survivors to be canonized. If there was justice in heaven, as she knew there was not on earth, the angels were preparing to welcome her with songs and jewels in their hands as offerings for the scars on her soul. Music and beautiful things had been her secret passions. —
dedicated to my grandma/ Abuelita,
Arturo Islas, The Rain God
Of all the art forms, poetry is the most economical. It is the one which is the most secret, which requires the least physical labor, the least material, and the one that can be done between shifts, in the hospital pantry, on the subway, and on scraps of surplus paper. — Age, Race, Class, and Sex by Audre Lorde