Monday, March 21, 2011

What makes a person human?
No one person is any more or less of a person than any other. Sure, we can measure one's "greatness" or humility, but when it comes down to it we are all people--physically, mentally, and emotionally. There is nothing that can stop a person from being...well, a person. There is not one instance that can change a person into something else. Not even death. Although one may (and will) die, he or she is still a person...just a dead person. Like the worms on the sidewalk in the rain--we're just trying to make it to the grass so we don't drown. And some of us do drown, and some of us dry up in the sun. Then there are those of us who make it to the grass until the next rain. Of course, we're not worms.
(please excuse the terrible colors)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Los Novios
Written by Octavio Paz

Tendidos en la yerba
una muchacha y un muchacho.
Comen naranjas, cambian besos
como las olas cambian sus espumas.

Tendido en la playa
una muchacha y un muchacho.
Comen limones, cambian besos
como las nubes cambian espumas.

Tendidos bajo tierra
una muchacha y un muchacho.
No dicen nada, no se besan,
cambian silencio por silencio

Music written by Eric Whitacre