La Providence

Je pense que c’est lorsque “nos idées deviennent” celles des “autres” que ça commence à partir en “*****”

Je pense aussi que c’est lorsque “nos idées doivent passer” par les “autres” pour exister que ça commence à partir en “*****”

Vouloir ”changer” le monde doit être un “vice” caché.

Maala Raw

The overwhelming competition and adversity 

The overrated hierarchy

The overpressure of fighting again and again. 

Se rendre compte que même dans des moments compliqués où tout le monde semble être frappé du même (mauvais) sort, on cherche encore à se comparer, à être le meilleur (d’entres qui ?), à se confronter à l’adversité.

Dans le discours ambiant, les mots et les gestes transpirent cette adversité toxique et anxieuse.

Et si je vous dis que je suis parce que vous êtes, que nous sommes parce que d’autres sont, que nous avons passé ces moments à vouloir abolir toute distance tout en gardant la Distance. Et qu’au final il y a nécessité de se trouver mais toujours avec cette persistance des barrières.

Ce faux espoir permanent est lourd.

Prendre les choses comme une somme de facteurs nécessitant alors la négation de certains pour un résultat “positif”. 

Oublier que les opérations sont beaucoup plus complexes et que chaque entité compte.

“Kuy jooy du naax kuy jooy” - Papa Ndiaye Thiopet

What is Black Culture?

Black Culture is a question for “me”.

To think about black culture is to ask “what is Black” and “what is Culture”.

Black Culture is like an antithesis, it is the strong voice that the common truth has refused to accept.

Black Culture challenges the way we see the world. Black culture brings back complexity and the need for different patterns of thought and behavior.

Black Culture is an interpretation, a summary for a more complex and deep truth. A truth so complexe that it escapes to the common way of considering cultures, philosophies and social phenomenons. 

It is also a way to show the imposture of “universal (imposed) culture”. Talking about black culture is an intermediate step before understanding what is going on.

Black Culture is a responsibility. 

One can assume that “black people” or “black communities” have the spotlight on them mainly because of the oppression they experience, in different ways and in different places. In this context, Black Culture comes as an answer, a form of liberation from “systemic oppression”. 

Thus, aware of their experiences, what culture do Black people want to build for a world in which “they” are “free”? The responsibility comes from this recognition and especially from the fact that the ecosystem that oppresses them is the same one that oppresses the majority of the planet. 

Therefore, Black culture represents an approach, a perspective, a philosophy, a way of thinking about the world in which it wants to exist, considering and dialoguing with other cultures that might exist.

In short, Black Culture is an (old) table, handmade by people who have not had access to an ”universal” table. This table should not be the only one they can sit at, but it is their reference and the place they can return to when no table is available. The table has neither 4 legs nor a rectangular shape. It is more complex and changes through time and space.

“Black” Culture is therefore doomed to disappear.

Authenticity in/of sadness

Commonly accepted that artists find inspiration in sad periods 
we seem to be in touch with our truths when sad 
as if we are sincere with us when sad 
this emotion seems to exist without comparison to anything or anyone 
it just exists 
out of any balance
just here, standing by itself 
challenging us 
it can easily swallow us 
or reveal us (to ourselves).
I wish you constructive moment of sadness.

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