Saturday, September 25, 2010

Engaged in What You Love - bell hooks on writing

Feminist Theory: From Margin to CenterTeaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of FreedomTeaching Critical Thinking: Practical WisdomIt's the birthday of writer and activist bell hooks, born Gloria Jean
Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (1952). Her father was a janitor, and
her mother cleaned homes for white people. She went to a segregated
school until she was 10. ... She said: "Writing is my passion. It is a
way to experience the ecstatic. The root understanding of the word
ecstasy—'to stand outside'—comes to me in those moments when I am
immersed so deeply in the act of thinking and writing that everything
else, even flesh, falls away." [25 September 2010 - The Writer's Almanac]

1 comment:

  1. Yes!
    And we need to celebrate and honor both children and adults, when they are lost in that space and time. When we or they are unaware of the world around them as they create, invent, or investigate.
    It's what makes being human so remarkable.