". . . 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

Friday, March 20, 2009

Shadda Wadda Yah Waddah!


Renegade Eye said...

Now that's a coat,that gets noticed. Men's fashion is often boring.

It feels like New Orleans,is your real home.

Foxessa said...

New York City is my real home, my base. Never doubt it. If I didn't live here it wouldn't be likely that I'd be able to move through and be so comfortable in multiple worlds.

I'm an advocate of the urban, multi-cultural life.

Love, C.