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I have used this for some time now, it is an optimistic one:

"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy
I have a problem because

1] Maybe there are no quiet days

2] I'm going deaf

3] She has stopped breathing.

I hope it is 1,  2 would be tragic for I love  music but could cope,  but 3 would be worst of all.

When climate change is treated as a political ping pong ball rather than a challenge that we all face, I can hear her choking.

When the hypocrisy coming out of the various power blocks about who is right when it comes to invading other countries, I hear her gagging.

When religion is used as a flail to justify discrimination, I hear her crying.

When I hear the rich whining about how unjust the world is and how they merit more, I share her shocked silence.

Perhaps I can no longer bear to listen just in case she is gone?

Just a thought before I close my eyes to sleep

Originally posted to LaFeminista on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 04:02 PM PDT.

Also republished by Hellraisers Journal and Anti-Capitalist Chat.

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