Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Live fish

During a meeting of activists tonight, a woman I've only met twice who has been here for less than a month, from Japan, said something poetic and true. She mentioned the way that students wither in class when the teacher views them with cold eyes, and then they become dead fish. And also that people think that those that are incarcerated are monsters. She quoted a Japanese prison activist (perhaps he has already passed away; things were lost in translation), who said that when he visited prisons, he saw no monsters. So she said she wants look with warm eyes in a space where people can talk.

She was also VERY good with our naughty dog, a way of being kind but firm, which revealed so much.

1 comment:

  1. i love your "laundry", and your poet's wisdom.

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