Day 162 – survival – routine; (WCC – Day 9)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Day 162
10:17 pm

survival – routine

the most consistent
element in my
daily routine
is thinking
about how to come up
with a better one


WCC Day 9 – Week 2: Language is a Place of Struggle, letters

Dear Wavelengths,

I’m wondering if you can catch me long enough
to send a message overseas…to grab onto my side
and push me further, closer to people I have never
met. Find me a window to float through, with your
assistance, where I can sit on an old couch next
to an even older lady and listen through osmosis
about the bombs and tanks that have mowed her
spirit into silence.

She probably would not talk to me even if
we could speak the same language. She might
just wonder how I got there and then turn away,
traveling back to imagined memories of a peaceful
street she had once conjured up as a child.

But it would be just fine for me to sit there, and
smell the differences between our worlds and
learn, for once, what it might mean to struggle,
through stillness, against the noise.

to light peace through fire,

traci akemi



About traciakemi

traci akemi kato-kiriyama - inter/multi-disciplinary theatre/performance artist, arts educator, cultural worker, community organizer. Tuesday Night Project; theatre, performance, writing, and teaching projects with many organizations and artists including: zero 3; Edge of The World for Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and the National Asian American Theatre Festival in New York; "PULL" with Kennedy Kabasares in San Francisco; Nobuko Miyamoto and Great Leap Collaboratory I; TeAda; NCRR; Oymun's 11. Playwright for "Chasing Dad - a performance of a reading about a play i'm writing" presented by Inside the Ford for the Ford's Summer Playwright series. View all posts by traciakemi

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