“And if the captors slave master false news caster and war benefactors knew a love like ours they would go thirsty with their lives and come to us with lost magic in their memory and we will feed them when they come to us on their knees weighed down from weaponry begging forgiveness and water we will share our medicine until they weep at the resemblance of our faces they will remember our names and their numbers will crumble to dust bankrupt, their blood money will be as worthless as their guns.” ~Climbing PoeTree, spoken word duo

Art by Anthony Freda

Art by Anthony Freda

“The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition or surrounded by a halo . . . We need a boundless ethic which will include the animals also. ” ~Dr. Albert Schweitzer

animal protest

More than 500 people have gathered in Madrid to protest the violence committed against animals every day in the so-called livestock industry, and to express sympathy and solidarity with all sentient beings.

“Only those who truly love and who are truly strong can sustain their lives as a dream. You dwell in your own enchantment. Life throws stones at you, but your love and your dream change those stones into the flowers of discovery. Even if you lose, or are defeated by things, your triumph will always be exemplary. And if no one knows it, then there are places that do. People like you enrich the dreams of the worlds, and it is dreams that create history. People like you are unknowing transformers of things, protected by your own fairy-tale, by love.” ~ Ben Okri

create beauty

“We know who we are. We are the dispossessed, the outcasts, and the outsiders, rebels with a cause who have upturned the mulch of our dead lives and seeded those fertile fields with incendiary visions of our future selves. Having already subverted the norm, we renunciate dominator culture’s status quo of everything and drift happily disconnected ‒ babes in the abyss ‒ wavering in the ambiguity fog of dislocation. Free-floating between old worlds and new, guided only by the shining paths of mother evolution. We have passed over, we have passed the point of no-return and since there is no turning back, we celebrate the momentum lifting us on the wings of perception, grace, and whatever skills we have earned from surviving the inevitable catastrophe of self. Only when we are over, does our real life begin.” ~Antero Allli

subverted the norm