Third book of the summer, with Lakota
Woman up next.
"In such a society as ours the only possible chance for change, for mobility, for political, economic, and moral flow lies in the tactics of guerilla warfare, in the use of fictions, of language." (5)
"In the war between men, women are only chattel." (58)
"Every book, remember, is dead until a reader activates it by reading. Every time that you read, you are walking among the dead, and, if you are listening, you just might hear prophecies. Aeneas did. Odysseus did." (63)
"Nature is female because, as is the case with women, she does not exist." (70)
"...behind all mirrors, nothingness sits." (79)
"Moreover, the head is a skull. It is said that in the Middle Ages, monks contemplated skulls in order to see God or Truth. to see clearly is to perceive that one must die." (90)
"We can throw away history, our history, as we seem to be trying to throw away education for all but the rich. But if we do throw history away, if we do not accept historical thinking, what kind of civilization are we negotiating? What kind of culture?" (99)
adults in costume, Corcel
All are taken from Bodies of Work, a collection
of essays by Kathy Acker. So sorry that this post
did not contain original writing, as it's been more
than a month since I last wrote. Soon. Very.