Sunday, March 5, 2017

Here is Ruth Adria -who unlike our politicians--actually does provide value for her work that is unpaid, unrecognized and considered to be useless. It is not useless work. She is speaking for the most defenceless among us who have no voice in our society. She is speaking for those folks who we may join when there is accident, calamity and bad luck. She is speaking decade after decade so that we might stop spinning and point to the real. The real of people's lives.


Julie Ali
 added 3 new photos — feeling happy.
Just now
The fluffy snow reminded me of feather beds but it was hard slogging. But it is done.
Most of my life revolves around doing grunt work for family and extended family members.
Younger boy is in bed.
I will go pick up Rebecca soon.
The lawsuit stuff will be slowly worked through.
Do a bit every day and the work gets done. At least this is the way I have done my life. I can't do big things. But I can do small things. And I can do these small things day after day like a small machine to change the world.
Changing the world begins with thinking hard. I wrote for years and still write on fluffy topics like snow and light and the soul.
But once in a while the gap appears and you have to go out of the imaginary into the real. Sometimes you recognise just what you have not faced and then you can't go back to avoidance. You have to face.
Sometimes this facing of the real takes years, decades and maybe your whole life. None of us are made to be reality machines. We're mostly those weather vanes swinging in the winds of society. But once in a while we do stop spinning, we point and what we point to isn't pretty.
But back to the real. The lawsuit. A mug of hot honey coffee. Life. Real life.
Here is Ruth Adria -who unlike our politicians--actually does provide value for her work that is unpaid, unrecognized and considered to be useless. It is not useless work. She is speaking for the most defenceless among us who have no voice in our society. She is speaking for those folks who we may join when there is accident, calamity and bad luck. She is speaking decade after decade so that we might stop spinning and point to the real. The real of people's lives.
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