In Lille

 

 

“It was easier to believe that there was no change. That way, the individual would remain pretty fixed.”

– Fred Gage (on neuronal plasticity)

 

 

 

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 Quality of sound goes like
  ribs in sky and a box that 
  is open while holding hearts.
 Thoughts get lost with the
  footsteps, become a hard
  stone, bricks of a walled door.
 Fist closes, wishing not to hurt.
 Anatomy of a broken stone
  is mirrored in projections
  that bring back to a break-up:
   Breaking down, sentences, years.
 Fist closes, wishing not to hurt.
 Opens, hoping tension is released
  and lessons are learned.
 Again and again, if it happens
  again: a death of Trust.

 There is a little voice
  on the cobbles 
  that cries
  when the fist stays closed.

 Well, I suppose that I'll keep
  you warm, safe and cool on paper.
 That's the only place we meet
  the thoughts breaking on the shore
  of our waits and expectations.


 

 

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 Not Breaking News: "It is undeniable that the love and tenderness that children receive in early childhood profoundly influence the rest of their lives. Children who are victims of abuse, for instance, are twice as likely to suffer depression during adolescence or adulthood. So it seems it should be a duty for adults to develop and express the best of themselves in order to show the maximum affection, kindness, and love or their own children and for the children they are in charge of in the community or the educational system. It is important to stress, however, that many people who were mistreated as children do later become loving parents. According to Jacques Lecomte, there is indeed a stronger probability of becoming an abusive person among people who have themselves been abused, but this probability remains weak (between 5% and 10%). The large majority of people abused as children practice what Lecomte calls "counter-modeling", that is, they decide (usually in pre-adolescence or adolescence) that they will do the opposite of their parents when they have children. And, most of the time, that is indeed what happens. It goes without saying that parental support must continue throughout childhood to produce a real, lasting effect. It is a whole program, then, which begins with the transformation of self." - Matthieu Ricard (in Altruism - Plaidoyer pour l'altruisme)


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