Wednesday, 21 November 2012

'one of the principal functions of a friend

is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.'

brave new world

Thursday, 15 November 2012

and it's because i wasn't born a tree

and i don't have roots to stuck myself to the place i was born, i have the urge of moving, as all ours ancestors had.
we are essentially nomads kinds of beings but when we were happily walking everywhere and being free of possessions, we started wondering how great would it be to call things: MINE. since the man realized he could enclose a place to be his, all the trouble started with the greed for having more space to build a fence around. 
so if im a seed that has turned into a fully-grown legged moving-plant, that wants to set up somewhere else, all i need to do is to get there first than everyone! but if other quicker plants and trees have settled down everywhere around already? should we listen to the humans and get into fights and lands-disputes?

(ariel's tree on edmund dulac's illustration for 'the tempest')

wouldn't it be great going back to the late bronze age and convince those people to not start with this most unfriendly idea of enclosing? who made you believe you could just take this piece of everyone's ground?
around three thousand years later, a flight to a continent to other is not exactly what you can call cheap, and a dream for loads of people who wants to know a new place and saved money for that. but if you gonna adventure yourself for it, it's needed to cope with the fact that you can be not accepted and be sent back for not quite definite reasons, sometimes just because you are a girl and south american, so well, it can be assumed you are a prostitute. for what i've been seeing, yes(!) it is based on prejudice. what frustrates me is that i know i can't do much about this crap immigration system i've been dealing with for these last three years, basically, i can just complain and ascertain how it works so inefficiently.

(a hundred of years ago, a giuseppe with his wife and five kids probably had some unimaginable misfortunes in their way to a new land. ironically, but actually not really, his great-great-grand daughter inherited his urge for changing and has now a few others problems in her way back.)