My American Dream (via [a])
“My dream: to have abundant food, love, and family. To work our asses off on the farm to sustain ourselves. To create a haven for queers, young people, rejects, freaks, and the lonely. To raise our kids outside of the traps of mainstream parenting. To be happy, together. To share dreams, art, and love. To be ourselves. To be OURSELVES. Open arms. Open eyes. Open hearts. “
I love the sense of freedom in this post below. It’s not just about the collapse of the American Dream that can inspire new dreams of what freedom means – it’s about the collapse of the corporate capitalist dream all around the world, where promises of security for the future and capacity to pay for the present are shattering fast.
We could all do well to re-dream our future and what freedom, justice, compassion and sustainability all mean for humanity now. We all know in our hearts that we need to redress the deep wrongness of the world we see around us. If only we could discover our own power inside and work together to harness all our combined dreams, passions and collective will. Now that would be living the Dream alright!
“That’s my freedom, making me feel that I’m a man like all the rest of the men.” – M. Newhard I spent the last week upstate with a bunch of artists exploring the idea of the American Dream. (Which is why I’ve been absent for so long!) The week left me with more to write about than I can muster in one entry, but I’ve got to start somewhere! We spent the week delving into the drenched, twisted, and dripping corners of the American dream, focusin … Read More