11/5/20 Workshop Text

On Reconciliation

“Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later.” – Alice Munro

“Zen doesn’t believe in the reconciliation of opposites because from the point of view of Zen, there is no point of view.” – Frederick Lenz

“The world is not dialectic – it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil.” – Jean Baudrillard

“You cannot disown what is yours. Flung out, there is always the return, the reckoning, the revenge, perhaps the reconciliation. There is always the return.” – Jeannette Winterson

“True reconciliation does not consist in merely forgetting the past.” – Nelson Mandella

”Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes.” – Walt Whitman

“If there is to be reconciliation, first there must be truth.”- Tim B. Tyson

“The astonishment of life is the absence of any appearances of reconciliation between the theory and the practice of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Art is both a vengeance against reality and a reconciliation with it.” – Francine du Plessix Gray

“Architecture is the art of reconciliation between ourselves and the world, and this mediation takes place through the senses.” – Juhani Pallasmaa

“It was like any other relationship, there was jealousy on both sides, there were split-ups and reconciliations. There were also fragmented moments of great peace and beauty. I often tried to get away from her and she tried to get away from me but it was difficult: Cupid, in his strange way, was really there.” – Charles Bukowski

Reflective writing prompt: Write or construct a graphic meme about reconciliation

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