". . . 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, February 1, 2013

New Month - Usher To Feeling Poorly

Have no idea if I'm actually sick or only feeling sick from the combination of strong freezing winds and temperatures, the dry heat no matter how much I humidify the apartment. But have been feeling successively more sick since Wednesday night. The head feels as large as an old school school globe of the world.

Fortunately Himself in Haiti is feeling just fine, and I'm so glad. He was sick so much his time in Angola.

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