The Indonesian Peace Cure
"Nompakabelo" means to make peace
but also to cure or to fix
in Kaili Ledo spoken in Sulawesi
an Indonesian peace cure
find the peace
cure and fix
Emotions Around the Body
English speakers feeling nervous
might say we have butterflies in our stomachs
The Spanish expression for nervousness
is "tener nervios" or to have nerves
In Korafe a Papua New Guinea language of Oro Province
speakers describe anything sharp or powerful as "dika-ghae"
literally teeth-with or with teeth
Patep speakers in Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea
say "rna-yin" or eye-needle for anything sharp or thorny
Another Patep word
"nita" or insides
holds extensive emotional space
meaning at times:
but "xeyaa" or stomach
indicates happiness or anger
and "ni" which is skin or essence
indicates shame and disgust
while "vaa" foot or leg
can also mean to be pleased
Literature Review Abstract
"This article focuses on the poetry of Jewish lesbian poet Irena Klepfisz, written in New York starting in the 1970s. While drawing on the tradition of Yiddish women's poetry from the first half of the twentieth century, both as scholar and poet, Klepfisz also creates a brand new, bilingual, Yiddish-English poetic mode. By mobilizing both Yiddish and English to voice her poetic and political concerns, Klepfisz stages the English/Yiddish encounter as a site where dominant norms in both languages can be challenged and new possibilities emerge. Exploring both her turn to the past and her bilingual poetry, this article reveals how Klepfisz puts her politics and scholarship to poetic practice and suggests that Klepfisz offers a model of queer translation that undoes the borders between past and present, English and Yiddish, creating a unique mode of Jewish lesbian reclamation and invention."
- Weiman-Kelman, Z. (2019). "Legible lesbian lines: The bilingual poetry of Irena Klepfisz." J Lesbian Stud: 1-15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30625072
When it comes to national security, we must: End our reliance on oil, because it perpetuates our dependence on energy supplies from other countries, particularly in the Middle East. This constantly draws us into military misadventures to defend access to oil (and the profits it yields for big oil companies), usually under the pretense of, “defending our freedoms.”
The truth is, we can save half the oil we use through improved efficiency and get the other half from renewable energy sources. This will save, potentially, trillions of dollars from being wasted on foreign wars. Making this fundamental change in how we, as a nation, use energy is not something that anyone set of legislative actions can manage; rather, this shift will take a change in how all of us -- not only the government but also individuals -- treat the earth on which we live." - Marianne Williamson, President 2020
Susan Ives plans to save the world and create world peace with whirled peas, the title of her vegan cook book.
"Cooking and sharing vegan meals is a spiritual practice of mindfulness and compassion.
It is sometimes hard to remember that food is made of air, water, sun and soil; it is hard to remember the labor of the bees, the birds and the farmers; it is hard to remember the very miracle of food when it comes from a box, a can or a take-out window.
It is hard to remember that a cow or a pig or a chicken or a salmon was a living, breathing sentient creature when we purchase a shrink-wrapped, sanitized Styrofoam tray in a grocery store.
The discipline of preparing fresh food reconnects us with the earth. The discipline of preparing a meal free of animals products is a reminder of our special connection with all other thinking and feeling beings.
This book contains 116 recipes that will inspire you to create peace, salad, compassion, potatoes, courage, soup and community." - Susan Ives.
"The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances." - Mahatma Gandhi
"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent." - Mahatma Gandhi
"I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings." - Mahatma Gandhi
"I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet." - Mahatma Gandhi
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide." - Mahatma Gandhi
"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children." - Mahatma Gandhi
"In a gentle way, you can shake the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
Protecting What We Love
A sample dictionary sentence in Proto-Eastern
a Constructed language or Conlang of Verdurian
gives us the relationship between love, peace
and protecting what we love
"Giws yaget toɣne feɣend sākit"
literally "boy hunt and deer seizes"
or the boy hunts and seizes a deer
Setting up the next sentence
"Bēws giwex kuwidaw eses feɣend bux lūbū"
literally "peace boy heart be deer not loved"
or there is peace in the boy's heart
because he did not love the deer
Consider what is loved, cherished and protected
in each of our communities
and how we find peace with our choices
Peace on Verdurian
Proto-Eastern—"Bēws" (peace), "Bws" (peace)—Conlang of Verdurian.
Cuêzi—"Bēu" (peace)—Conlang of Verdurian.
Caďinor—"Peos" (peace)—Conlang of Verdurian.
Literature Review Abstract: Consonant and Communication Predict Vastness of Vocabulary
How many consonants you can use and overall early communication skills can be used to predict how many words you will be able to use later, say researchers in a study of boys with fragile X syndrome and autism symptoms..
"The predictive ability of early consonant inventory and intentional communication on later expressive language was examined in 36 boys with fragile X syndrome (FXS). Autism symptom severity was included as a potential moderator. Participants were visited in their homes twice over a 6-year period, and mother-child interactions were videotaped, coded, and transcribed behavior by behavior. Consonant inventory and concurrent autism symptom severity were predictive of later number of different words, as was the interaction between the two. Intentional communication was not predictive of number of different words. These findings provide additional specific evidence for differences in foundational language abilities associated with autism symptom severity in boys with FXS. Clinical implications are discussed." - Fielding-Gebhardt, H. and S. F. Warren (2019). "Early Predictors of Later Expressive Language in Boys With Fragile X Syndrome." Am J Intellect Dev Disabil 124(1): 11-24.
Wolof—"Jàmm" (peace), "Jam" (peace), "Jaama" (peace), "Djam" (peace), "Diam" (peace), "Jàmm rekk" (peace only), "Jaama rek" (peace only), "Sa yaram jaama?" (is your body in peace, how is your health), "Maaleekumsalaam" (peace on to you), "Maaleekusalaam" (peace return to you) —West Africa, Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania.
Jaama Colorful Peacock Peace In Wolof
Peace is found
between the pages
of a book
Wollof - English Dictionary
Spoken in Gambia
words of peace "jaama"
"jaam" slave and "jaamba"
for opium marijuana and jaambaat
As if peace can be found
in freedom from slavery
drugs and expressing one's views
in the English section peace
found between payment "pey"
and peacock "jambajoob"
As if money can buy peace
or perhaps sharing and equitable division of money
and respect and appreciation
of natural beauty
at a public park open to all
fanned out in a courtship
"Jàmm Nga am"
do you have peace in Wolof
spoken in Senegal, Gambia and Mauritania
peace be with you
"Naka yaram wi"
is your body in peace
peace return to you
"Jamm ak jamm"
peace and peace
J is for Peace in Wolof
B is for Bég to be happy
C is for Caabi key
D is for Diamengam peace on you
F is for Fo to play
J is for Jàmm peace
K is for Kaye notebook
L is for Lekk to eat
M is for Mbaa sa yaram jaam may your body rest
N is for Noppi to be calm or quiet
Ñ is for Ñaata How much or how many
Ŋ is for Ŋaaŋ to open the mouth
P is for Pappa father
R is for Rakk younger sibling
S is for Salamalekum peace be with you
T is for Teg to put
W is for Wolof spoken in Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania in West Africa
X is for Xiif to be hungry
Q This is more guttural sounds like x as in Qonq red
Y is for Yellow Yoo mosquito
a-aa-à as in father or jàmm peace
e-ee as in say lekk to eat
é-éé as in fake génn to go out
ë-ëë as in church tëdd To lay down
i-ii as in beat tijji To open
o-oo as in lock bor Debt
ó-óó as in boat tòx To smoke
u-uu as in good dugg To enter
Mohamed Maine Seed
The proud son of Somali immigrants
traversed oceans and continents to escape
brutal civil war
seeking the American dream
for themselves and their children
discrimination, poverty and violence
struggling to understand
who I am
where do I belong
we were too Somali
the American Dream out of reach
but incredible friends and mentors
pushed me to think otherwise
I have a place in this country
with good people
and the freedom to be who you are
in a better place
I hope one day to welcome
the schoolgirl from Syria
the young entrepreneur from Iraq
the old poet from Somalia
where we have a Somali proverb
when we see injustice
“Dhiiga kuma dhaqaaqo?”
“Does your blood not move?”
I am moved. Capturing a similar dream for all Africa, Nelson Mandela said, “I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.”
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