From becoms form and my form becoms forgotten as I spew screeds onto the screen. Back stiff, fingers numb, bum solidifies.... what the hell?
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Getting out of my Navel
God my problems are so damn trivial.
I've been reading Salam Pax and listening to the Smiths to get some perspective on my PMT (Premenstrual Thesis) gloom.
but then I got this in my email inbox
Here's the text version if the images are indecipherable
On the *14th of October, 10.30 am, at Sydney Town Hall,* Friends of Lebanon-Australia along with other community groups has organised a *public memorial for the Lebanese who have died in the recent war*.
In the weeks following the war it became clear that many Lebanese Australian families have lost friends and relatives and were privately in mourning. We felt it important that this mourning be public as well. We were also keen that such a public event does not become a 'Lebanese community event' but an Australian event where as many non-Lebanese as possible can come to join the Lebanese in their mourning. This is why the event is held at Sydney Town Hall.
Muslim Lebanese Australians have been on the receiving end of a lot of negative stereotyping, prejudiced ill-feelings and discriminatory behaviour from various sections of our society for far too long. It is time for those of us who disagree with this this state of affairs to not only be critical with those who peddle racism and prejudice, but to take the more positive step of embracing the victims and showing them that we regard them fully and unconditionally as part of our Australian community. Joining them in their mourning is an important way of doing so. Integration is not only about migrants adopting our values. It is also about us learning to share their sorrow and pain.
We wish this event to be focused on a politics of inclusion within an Australian context rather than on the Middle Eastern politics that clearly underlies it. This is a unique opportunity, for those of us who wish to do so, to assert an inclusive politics of friendhip in the face of the incessant politics of hatred and division that is becoming part of our everyday lives.
We urge you to join us in solidarity and to do your best to circulate this invitation.
How do you convey emotion, frenzy, stupidity overtiredness on a goddamm preformatted preset fixed font frame? Partly its paranoia - so my words don't get cut and pasted in some morons bloody plagiarised essay, or some clever dicks plagiarsied bloody thesis, but mostly - I wnat you to stumble and trip and slide through my slurring, slipping, striding, screaming missives, as I type them. Life is always more interesting in the cracks between stuff.