29/11/2011

Freedom


What does freedom mean for you? What is it in the first place?  Freedom is a rare thing and the way we find freedom rarely comes by the way of the forces we think creates it writes John Paul Lederach and I think he has a point. 






the smal man 
builds cages for everyone 
he knows. 

while the sage, 
who has to duck his head
when the moon is low, 
keeps dropping keys all night long
for the
beautiful 
rowdy
prisioners. 
(Ladinsky 1999, p. 206)



I found Ladinsky's work in a beautiful travelog of someone who has traveled most of the globe on the back of people whose life are held together by the war they fight. You can download it here.




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