52and40/29 Realignment

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I’ve been waking for weeks feeling badly misaligned.  We had builders in, next door have builders in, two houses adjacent had builders in.  With all the banging, shouting and stress there’s been little chance for creativity; each time I transported to inner space interruptions brought me clattering back.  In parallel, feeling predated a notch too far when I moved around in workout clothes for running and yoga, I switched to just walking.

Muted, twice over, my connections to peace.

‘Sad’, as the predator in chief himself would say.

Fuck that.  Comeback time.

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52and40/8 Spirit Level

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I’ve known folk who did everything for change and, at the end of short and happy lives, died.

When change moves at a glacial pace it’s hard to know what the point is.

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I think the point is to make your life a laughing one full of hopeful risks and challenged potential anyway, even if the only payback is a clear conscience.

A clear conscience is a radiant experience, after all.

Change is drip-fed right up till the millisecond the damn breaks against the pressure.

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52and40/6 When They Go Low 

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Everyone’s a tourist, up Calton Hill. You can see in all directions and take in the various curiosities providing perfect photography props.

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You can grab coffee and cake then wander through art.

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I was reminded of Berlin, up Calton Hill. Different accents, space for everyone; no tension between worker bees and butterflies. The National Monument, our memorial to lives lost in the Napoleonic Wars, stands in its long since abandoned state of grace as people climb up it to smile and laugh for iconic photos and memories.

History & modernity at a peace.

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52and39/19 Not Dead

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Banksy / Robert W Service

You can change the world, or yourself, if you want to.

It’s been done before.

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Rosa Parks, sitting on a bus. Image credit Don Cravens/Time Life

Just work out where you sit.

Inez Milholland Boissevain, 1913 Suffrage Parade, Image credit: Library of Congress
Inez Milholland Boissevain, 1913 Suffrage Parade, Image credit: Library of Congress

If death and taxes are two certainties in life, they rank below the certainty of change.

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Why shouldn’t change travel in the direction you want to see the wind blow?

Great change comes from gestures big and small.

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Unlike graffiti, it rarely happens overnight.

Peaceful protest is positive protest.

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Often, if you can represent a cause with a powerful image you can propel a change and better tell its story.

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