Monday, November 8, 2010

Inspiration from Faith Ringgold

by Faith Ringgold (quoted).

Our Ancestors

An international Save The Children Meeting was held today in New York City. A woman from the Congo Region in Africa and a man from Scandinavia shared the stage to explain that their children had adopted a sedentary lifestyle and had forgotten how to play and that something must be done or life as we know it will cease. The crowd roared with unbridled enthusiasm. Toy stores, playgrounds, amusement parks and schools all over the world have shut down. Children have taken to their beds, like old people, complaining of headaches, backaches, muscle pains, dizziness and refused to move without a wheelchair. A man just back from the war in the Middle East said “They need the help of our ancestors, they would have the children and all of us laughing in no time. They had love and hope. All we have is hatred violence and war.” 

1 comment:

  1. I love Faith Ringgold so much and actually got to hear her speak. She is so brave and stands up for the art of women and the nobility of fabric art. I love the narrative nature of her art and the playfulness. Yes, we all need to remember how to play! Thanks for your great blog.


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