• Chen Chen, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities

    Date: 2018.07.03 | Category: Words of Wisdom | Tags: ,,

    “Think of peace & how the Buddhists say it is found through silence./Think of silence & how Audre Lorde says it will not protect you./Think of silence as a violence, when silence means being made/a frozen sea.  Think of speaking as a violence, when speaking is a house/that dresses your life in the tidiest wallpaper.  It makes your grief/sit down, this house.  It makes you chairs when you need/justice.  It keeps your rage room temperature. I’ve been thinking/about how the world is actually unbearable.”—Chen Chen, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities