Adopted by this family approximately 4.5 seconds after my arrival. Amazingly sweet group of humans.
Life in Timor Leste – Asia’s newest nation – has been hard for many. But the decades of violence hit the children hardest. Twenty-three year old Juliao Amaral Dos Santos knows that as well as anyone -that’s why he’s already spent more than half of his young life devoted to creating a safe place for other kids.
Just barley out of university now, he’s already one of the nation’s brightest young leaders.
Airs this week on Deutsche Welle’s PULSE program. Part of their on-going Generation Change series.
sweet, sunny, slightly spooky vibes. from an old birthday mix by mr alejandro rose garcia.
"I’ve grown up in the Himalayas — there’s no cash economy there. People are wealthy at zero dollars a day.
The point is that you need to have a clean stream. If your forest is intact and your stream is flowing and your knowledge is with you, and you can grow your food and you recognize the herbs that can cure you and you have mutuality of labor exchange, so that you come and work on my farm, and I come and work at your farm, why on earth would you need either dollars or rupees?
On the other hand, if the water is commodified, if our seeds are commodified, if our medicine is monopolized, if there are no jobs. If the entire system is meant to merely be a source of profits for a handful of corporations, actually, you just have do your arithmetic, life becomes too expensive to buy. You can’t buy life. And now that they are trying to commoditize the very basis of life and own it and sell it back to us, basically the consequence is disposable people. Because for most people, then, life becomes unaffordable in any case, a life of that kind, even for those who can afford it, is not life anymore. “
If you’ve never read, Vandana Shiva’s work, I highly recommend you do so. Like, now, if possible.
found this little gang having some afternoon snacks together
taking the ceremonious things to the ceremony…
dudes dress like this all the time. crazy!