sorry this was meant to be a little extra post
until my thoughts wanted to get out of my head
a brain dump to clear some space for the day ahead
Last night I read your words
your post of February 01st, 2018
I wrote a long verse late into the night
the post is personal and will follow this
it is a rendition - word for word
of our midnight exploration
I apologise for writing in riddles
all will become clear
if you stick with me
on this word scrutiny
I hear you now after reading again your words
of 'positive liberty'
that is the place to be
I just did not know that was me
I thank-you as I now know it is the place
and in that space I want to be
you left me with the thought - reread over & over
'if dissent didn't exist what would art look sound taste smell and feel like'
I agree - it would certainly not look like me!
my art is my companion through thick and thin
and converses with me in actuality
there is a phrase of performance
for which I have carried through
from the solidity of Peter & Jame's blockI base
in sync as an unknown team with Peter Maija & me
there is a clear chain of thread
linking our blocks together
for all to see pasted are these comments below
I have added a little colour .......
for the bright red dissenter in me
at the time of writing my comment
dissent just in being me
I did not really know what it meant
I had not remembered
Peter's reply being ourselves is the best thing we can do
now I do know what it means
from our BlockII collaboration & exploratories
"#onthestreets - dissent just in being"
Block I Post title: Word Exercise - response (by Peter) 11/1/2018
“dissent just in being"
1/11/2018 06:44:47 pm
"dissent just in being" - my favourite
1/19/2018 06:29:42 pm
Hi Maija & James & Peter - for me to - from my notes "dissent just in being" was my strongest connection under performance - in response as to why - I have to add "dissent just in being me" very sad feeling on reflection that we have to label it dissent rather than just being how we are as individuals? Karen
1/19/2018 07:20:59 pm
Hi Karen, thanks for reading it all through. It is a sad reflection of our conformist society that just being ourselves can be seen as an act of dissent. For me the only rule should be the 'harm principle' that we should do no harm to others or ourselves and with that proviso, being ourselves is the best thing we can do for the world.