The only calibration that counts…

Ted Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Any system is perfectly designed to get the results it is now producing.”

hiroshima jacket“Any system is perfectly designed to get the results it is now producing.”
– Adam Kahane

“If you don’t know where you are going, every road leads you there.”

if you dont know

After silence

“After silence,
that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible,
is music.”

– Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

why birds sing

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer;
singingit sings because it has a song.”

– Maya Angelou

When I dare to be powerful…

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
– Audre Lorde

Power, Love & Justice

Power at its best...

“Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice.
Justice at its best is love correcting anything that stands against love.”
– MLK

Another extraordinary quote from Martin Luther King.  He keeps blowing me away.  His reference to justice and love, and the fact that tomorrow is Valentines Day which celebrates another kind of love, reminded me of old C.S. Lewis’ ‘Four Loves’.  For Lewis there were four kinds of love: ‘filial’, the love of friends, brothers and sisters; ‘eros’, romantic love; ‘caritas’, the love that gives to and serves where there is need; and ‘agape’, the exultative love that is an expression and experience of awe and wonder at the divine, at the astonishing unity of the cosmos.

MLK’s quote makes me think that ‘justice’ is a fifth love; how love expresses itself in a social and political milieu.

Vulnerability & Strength

“The transformation of silence into language and action is an act of self-revelation, and that always seems fraught with danger.  But that visibility which makes us most vulnerable also is the source of our greatest strength.”
– Audre Lordes

A man doesn’t fight to win.

“A man doesn’t fight to win.
It’s better to fight than to win”

– Cyrano de Bergerac

The Shapes of Stories – Kurt Vonnegut

Seriously…. Vonnegut should be cannonised…