". . . 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

Monday, May 4, 2009

May Day, Central Park Vistas, Twilight Rain & Fog

We were on our way to meet Garnett and Madison at Florence Gould Hall for the concert by Ram in the French Cultural Institute's series "World Nomads." This year the series, which includes film, music, literature, art and all other cultural expression, features Haiti.


Graeme said...

while the weather didn't look too pleasant, it made for some beautiful pictures!

Foxessa said...

Very Loire Valley-ish, as per deliberate design of this beautiful art of Park.

I lost you, when somehow I zotzed my entire blog roll. I missed you! I've just about got the whole thing re-constituted now, including YOU. :)

Love, C.