Recently I decided that whenever I meet someone, I should introduce myself as “Water.” Think of it: our brains are about 90 percent water, our bodies about 68 percent. Not even Waterman, simply Water: it makes people curious, they say, “pardon?” and I say again “Water.”
This immediately starts a conversation and creates an awareness about it. This new name conveys my deep concern about water.—Ulay, Brooklyn Rail Interview, May 2011
Dear darkening ground,
you’ve endured so patiently the walls we’ve built,
perhaps you’ll give the cities one more hour
and grant the churches and cloisters two.
And those that labor—let their work
grip them another five hours, or seven,
before you become forest again, and water, and widening wilderness
in that hour of inconceivable terror
when you take back your name
from all things.
Just give me a little more time!
I want to love the things
as no one has thought to love them,
until they’re worthy of you and real.
we ask forgiveness and give thanks.
from the forests to the favelas, DEVELOPMENT HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE THE LAND OR THE PEOPLE. PLEASE TAKE A WATCH- FULL VERSION OF THE DOCUMENTARY NOW ONLINE.
besides humans, there are only 3 animals known to use and make tools:
ELEPHANTS, CHIMPANZEES and NEW CALEDONIA CROWS
oohhh the cruelest irony of our time: THE WORLD’S HUNGRIEST ARE FARMERS, the very people who feed us.