Thursday, March 18, 2010

Remind Yourself. It's Later Than You Think

I wrote recently that we need constant reminders to keep ourselves on track.  I teach courses that focus on social issues, so I'm immersed in this stuff all year.  But about mid-July, I start to forget - about fair trade, about slavery, about factory farms.  So I got this tattoo.  It's Matisse's dancers circling a shifting Pangaea.  And it's on my right forearm, clearly visible when I'm about to hand over my Visa card for some unnecessary trifle.   It's a reminder that my actions here affect life everywhere else.  Tread softly.

That's it!.

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