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Unwound

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the story of the Buddha, and a photographer of the Arctic

Solnit, R. (2013). Unwound. In Solnit, R. The Faraway Nearby. Viking, pp. 141-160

(noun) a cramping and oppressive lack of resources (as money) / (noun) severe poverty / (noun) extreme and often niggardly frugality

143

Luxuries and fine goods had been scarce in Iceland's penurious past

—p.143 by Rebecca Solnit
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(verb) to break apart or in two; separate by or as if by violence or by intervening time or space / (verb) to become parted, disunited, or severed

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The words on that sutured, sundered book of leaves

—p.149 by Rebecca Solnit
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152

I've met privileged young people who were shocked when they discovered the destructive force of injustice in the lives of others around them. Some left their careers to work for human rights or to teach or to tend the damaged. Many lives have a moment of rupture that is an awakening and a change of direction. [...]

some examples she gives: Che Guevara meeting the miner and his wife, and the story of the Buddha

—p.152 by Rebecca Solnit 3 years, 10 months ago

I've met privileged young people who were shocked when they discovered the destructive force of injustice in the lives of others around them. Some left their careers to work for human rights or to teach or to tend the damaged. Many lives have a moment of rupture that is an awakening and a change of direction. [...]

some examples she gives: Che Guevara meeting the miner and his wife, and the story of the Buddha

—p.152 by Rebecca Solnit 3 years, 10 months ago

(verb) to destroy completely; wipe out / (verb) to pull up by the root / (verb) to cut out by surgery

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rather than extirpating the external causes of pain

on Buddhism

—p.153 by Rebecca Solnit
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rather than extirpating the external causes of pain

on Buddhism

—p.153 by Rebecca Solnit
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