for choice roots and reggae on the real tip, mad positive vibrations and welcoming surroundings created by those that tend the bar (big ups to king solomon and british!) & fellow patrons, chekere jazz is one of the sweeter places to be in barcelona. last night a friend and i had the privilege of meeting a wise german cat (his name escapes me so i dont want to mention for fear of retrospective falsification). he instantly sparked up a philosophical conversation on god and the state (or more, the point) of humanity. didnt realise how long it had been and how much i had missed shooting the shit on the heavy styley. the statement above was a point of discussion that is damn-well worthy of a mention (hence the mentioning) and in the end it was a case of agree to disagree. but my question to the masses (yes all four of you….) is, if you are honest and sincere in your entire being then is there even a sacrifice at all?
- winner: hi my name is ass and im a brokeaholic.
- everyone: hi brokeass.
- winner: its been one year since i gifted anything to myself for my birthday ...so this year ill party up my twennyfourth in lisboa.
- everyone: *stands and applauds*
The joy is in the struggle, but not just because in struggle one connects to decent people. The joy is also in the pain of struggle. Joy is multilayered — one key aspect of it is discovery, and one way we discover things about ourselves and others is through pain. Struggle confronts pain, and confronting pain is part of joy. The pain is there, in all our lives; there is no human life without pain. Pain can become part of joy when it is confronted. Struggle confronts pain. Struggle produces joy.
The joy is in the struggle. The struggle is not just the struggle against illegitimate structures of authority in the abstract. The struggles are in each of us — struggles to find the facts, to analyze clearly, to imagine solutions, to join with others in collective action for justice, and struggles to understand ourselves in relation to each other and ourselves as we engage in all these activities.” —Critical Hope: Radical Citizenship in Reactionary Times