". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

2 Tree Photos

I've taken are up at Gotham City Soul, here on blogspot.

One of them is Washington Square Park in April of 2006 (though it's mis-labeled as City Park);

The other one I took on my first venture afield in the afternoon of 9/11, heading down to the Hudson River Walk.

Love, C.

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