Kartiniism # 3 Women’s Ways Of Knowing

The Jin-Jiyan-Asadi (Women/Women’s Knowing-Life-Freedom) people on the steps of Victoria’s parliament have opened my eyes and heart to the chance of a much better world.

It is like reading the letters of Indonesia’s national hero R.A. Kartini:

Mona’s tears of grief are part of the deeply empathetic foundation for a non-violent female lead campaign against tyranny.

This can be the foundation not just for a better Iran but for a better world.

After the dark, rises the light.

Geoff Fox, 22nd December, 2022, Down Under

Pepohonan #4 Jaya Tree Poetry

When poetry goes from one language to anohter it has to change to remain poetry.

I call this transcreation,

Dwijaya Saifil Munir sent me a wonderful spontaneous poem about the holiness of trees.

I transcreated it into English.

Then in performance I transcreated those lines into a homage to a big city garden tree.

I then transcreated that into a partial reconstruction of the original Indonesian poem in the subtitles.

As Paul McCartney wrote about his landmark indie album, Wings’ Wild Life, “Can you dig it?”

Geoff Fox, 17th February, 2021 Terra Nullius

The Fundamentals #9 Managing Our Times

Amanda Woods of San Diego is young and smart.

I am older. But I learn from and with her.

Martin Luther King Jr, born on this date in 1929 taught that “…… the wealth of cultural and technological progress in America is a result of the commonwealth of inpouring contributions.”

This human commonwealth exists across races, times and places.

When it is shared in freedom and justice, it can grow.

When it become tyrannous, it dies.

Geoff Fox, 16th January, 2021, Terra Nullius