But you know what? Instead of feeling nostalgic, weary, or anxious, I’m actually really happy.
Not because I didn’t appreciate my time here. Goddess knows I’ve grown so much. But because I’ve grown so much, I can earnestly say that I can perceive my past, present, and future with wizened and loving eyes all around.
And so I pack. And come across papers I wrote years ago. And I marvel at the passion behind my ambiguous and searching words that were, nevertheless, elegantly formed. And I relish in my artwork, whose aggressive strokes and cliché themes reveal even more clearly the undercurrents of that period in my life. And I feel my being smile as I read my poetry, look over my doodles, and think about answers that I have now, for the questions I had then.
And a desire to share bubbled,
And below lies it’s expression.
“Rest and Activity are the steps of Progress”
Rest and Activity
First run then skip
Then transition to slow.
Down spirals of action
Into calm place connect.
Correct, reflect, re-set
& as one we get
Here’s a line from a poem I wrote from another class that year:
“Are we the winners?”
“Yes, We Are One.”
A video Ife created in a Media and Communications class
In February of 2010, I was given the assignment in my first course at MUM to write four big questions regarding my life. They were supposed to be questions that I didn’t have answers for but hoped to gain insight into while attending MUM. I distinctly remember willing myself to be as general as possible with my words (having a tendency at the time to specify everything in regard to the present movement I was apart of.) I look at these questions with deep warmth, especially as I perceive the answers I have gained. Below is that past/present dialogue:
1. How can I inspire people to become active in the evolution of social humanity?
By emanating and culturing my own evolution through meticulously expressed metaphors of the harmonic wholeness of all of existence.
2. What is the best way for me to help bring about a sustainable world?
The world doesn’t need to be made sustainable, the world is the source of sustainability. It is our relationship with the world that needs transformation.
3. Which Rest/Activity combination works best with my physiology?
My physiology is fluid and integrative of more bodies then my mind’s eye perceives presently. I shall let the harmony of the universe guide my actions and rest.
|Ife Aziz is a student and blogger here at MUM. To learn more about Ife take a look at her introduction post.|