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Originally posted on Flavorwire:
We all periodically reach a stage in our lives where it’s pretty obvious that a change is necessary — a new job, perhaps, or a new relationship, a move of physical location, or a million other things. The realization is the easy bit — the hard part is actually acting on it,…
Originally posted on Longreads:
Alice Goffman | On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City | University of Chicago Press | May 2014 | 45 minutes (12,478 words) ? Below is a chapter excerpted from On the Run, by sociologist Alice Goffman, as recommended by Longreads contributing editor Dana Snitzky. Goffman spent six years living in a neighborhood in Philadelphia. In her groundbreaking…
swiped this off of my old blog. enjoy.
TO SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS
To such great heights
we push up & above our means,
before shutting off in the bright lights.
Spangled banners and common prose,
above all others, to the sun
we rose and we rose
before shutting off completely, again.
To look is to feel,
and I hide behind a pen.
But if you feel to cross me out,
we fall from such great heights.
— syd williams.
Editor’s note: This poem kicks off a new “Question Worth Asking” series: “How weird will the future be?” First up: a piece from poet and TED Fellow Ben Burke.
[Dear Helen- So sorry. Didn’t have time to write that poem. But my future self sent me one yesterday. So we’re good. Crazy, right? It’s totally legit and actually from the future, so no need to double-check, you’re probably too busy anyway. Happy New Year! – Ben Burke]
THE TRANSHUMANIST’S LAMENT
TOO MANY RIVERS, NOT ENOUGH LAKES
OH, FUTURE — YOU SO CRAZY
I arrived in the basket that was weaved here before me
And I stayed in any place with a roof that would store me
I have lots of belongings
But didn’t pack for the trip
I got here, they put pants on me
And then the world gave me the slip
I’ve lived as slowly as…
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