Monday, April 04, 2011


Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people. As members of such an economy, we have all been programmed to respond to the human differences between us with fear and loathing ... But we have no patterns for relating across our human differences as equals. As a result, those differences have been misnamed and misused in the service of separation and confusion.

Audre Lorde

from her book
Sister Outsider

One thousand posts. What is it about round numbers like 1,000 that give us such a sense of accomplishment? I could just as easily have posted yesterday at 999. Perhaps the next milestone will be 1,111. Yeah. I think so.

Have a good week, everyone. I hope you'll come back for the next thousand.


kario said...

And the most insidious effect of that institutionalized rejection is that it becomes such a part of the culture that it is difficult to recognize it for what it is and remove it. Yikes!

I'll be here for the next 1,000 ;-)

Joan said...

I'll be here, too!

Kathryn Grace said...

What Kario said, full agreement.

Congratulations! A milestone worth noting. I give gratitude for your being here, day after day, all these years. Laughter, tears, soul-touching, familiar, exotic--your posts are all of these. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Deb Shucka said...

Wow! 1000 is a huge number. So glad to have been here for a lot of it, and happy that I'll be around for the next 1000.