Robert L. Peters

31 May 2014

Eagle Feather

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Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba

I feel deeply moved and honoured to have been adopted yesterday as an Anishinabe brother by Alma Kakikepinace, an elder and Eagle Clan Mother, at a fireside 60th birthday celebration attended by several dozen close friends and family members. Alma smudged with sweetgrass, performed drum-songs, and presented me with an eagle feather as a symbolic rite of passage and mark of distinction— I pray that I prove to be worthy of the values inherent with the receipt of this honour— honesty, truth, strength, courage, wisdom, power, and freedom.

Miigwetch, miigwetch… (photos by Ian McCausland).


28 May 2014

It’s all done already… it just needs to be made.

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Erik Spiekermann’s “plan for the future.”


26 May 2014

60.

It takes a while to get like this… apparently I’m a sexegenarian now. (-:


25 May 2014

We trouble our life by thoughts about death, and we trouble our death by thoughts about life.

Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)


24 May 2014

Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.

D.W. Winnicott (1896-1971)


23 May 2014

The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.

Simone Weil (1909-1943)


22 May 2014

But first… read the ingredients list.

Antidepressants

(source unknown)


21 May 2014

I’m no prophet. My job is making windows where there were once walls.

Michel Foucault (1926-1984)


19 May 2014

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

—Voltaire


18 May 2014

If it cannot be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned, or removed from production.

Pete Seeger (1919-2014)


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