". . . 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

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My New Year Came In With Five Single-Spaced Pages

And revisions and editing down of the nine pages from yesterday.

el V's uptown at a Gumbo party of Louisianes and New Orleanians.  I am hurting so much from my spinal condition I opted to stay home and write.  We are both winners.

Now I'm hungry and wondering what I should do about it.

The New Year: she's here.


T. said...

Sorry to hear you're hurting. Here's hoping for less pain in the new year!

And also, less of what we don't need and more of what we desire....

Foxessa said...


For you and yours as well.

Love, C.