We should prescribe poetry in the same way as vitamins
I consider poetry
to be one of the most important components
of human existence,
not so much in terms of value,
but rather as a functional element.
We should prescribe poetry
in the same way as vitamins.
— Félix Guattari, São Paulo, 1982
Do not flinch from experiences that might destroy your beliefs. The thought you cannot think controls you more than thoughts you speak aloud. Submit yourself to ordeals and test yourself in fire. Relinquish the emotion which rests upon a mistaken belief, and seek to feel fully that emotion which fits the facts.
We have to listen to people. Folks want to believe that genitals and biology are like destiny! All these designations are based on a penis, however many inches that is, and then a vagina. And that’s supposed to say all these different things about who people are. When you think about it, it’s kind of ridiculous. People need to be willing to let go of what they think they know about what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman. Because that doesn’t necessarily mean anything inherently. Folks are just really uncomfortable with that sense of uncertainty, or that shift.
Be a Babe (after Grimes)
Be a body. Be a Babe. Embrace and masticate feminine mythologies. Pay careful loving attention to your genitals, and to those of whom you’re sharing with.
Be a babe, (on your own time) be a deity. Chew up and spit out the terms ‘mother’, ‘student’, ‘daughter’ ‘twenty-something’, ‘natural woman’, ‘intrinsically feminine’ ‘proto-philosophical privileged girl’, ‘slut’, ‘whore’, ‘madonna’, ‘maddonis’ - for terms by their very nature are limiters and we are all beyond, we all transcend limitation and will only really thrive in our bodies, and as a body, when it is remembered that most greatness defies definition, and is therefore inherent to us all. Speak your sexual fantasies, your deviant thoughts, because as each of us is great, so are we minuscule (by the universe’s bodily standards) and transient.