Read the Change

(You Want to See in the World)

Seeded in childhood, watered every day since, fear had sprouted through her veins all her life. Thinking war thoughts it had gathered, blossomed into another thing.
– Toni Morrison

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Books gave us a way to shape ourselves – to form our thoughts and to signal to each other who we were and who we wanted to be.
– Rebecca Mead

What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence?
– Audre Lorde

Ecosystems

Linda Hogan’s The Radiant Lives of Animals (2020)

Theresa Kishkan’s Mnemonic: A Book of Trees (2011)

…reading is a political act. The more you read, the more political you become. The more you read, the more dangerous you become.
– Timothy Findley

It’s that powerlessness that I want to help people break out of because I don’t accept it is inevitable in any circumstances. I think books can do that. They give you strength, they give you purpose, they give you hope.
– Jeanette Winterson