“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thank You Portugal

Sometimes doing talks really pushes your thinking. This was one of those times. And what a delightful place in which to have one's thinking pushed. In Guimaraes, for instance, there were quartz, rose quartz and amethyst cobblestones. Medieval buildings. Strong geomancy. Unbelievably good food, mountains of composite rock, witchcraft. Iron dark wine, earthy, heavy, rich, supportive. In Lisbon, incredible conversations at dinner with very kind people, extraordinary depth of philosophical questions, trip hop in the subway, pastelarias.

So thank you Margarida Mendes. Thank you Ligia Afonso. Thank you Joao, Andreas, Gabriela, Amanda, Dominic, and the whole gang. “I'll be back” (Terminator voice).

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