untitled 06 — 03.21.2018 (IO)

Even my strivings for taking breaks seem to have an organizational and revolutionary character to them. As I stomped through the 3-day old snow crunch that landed on the South Mountain Reservation in early March, I was reminded of how Maroon communities (Africans who escaped enslavement and managed their own independent communities) must have felt traversing the wide expanse of nature, escaping the chaos and brutality.

On one level, I’m sure their goal was to arrive at some destination to evade bigotry and compulsory free labor. Yet, my ruminations confirm that the mere search, gathering together and embarking, constituted freedom.

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