Daniel Pennac'tan "Okur Hakları"
1) Okumama hakkı.
2) Sayfa atlama hakkı.
3) Bir kitabı bitirmeme hakkı.
4) Tekrar okuma hakkı.
5) Canının istediğini okuma hakkı.
6) “Bovarizm” hakkı.
7) Canının istediği yerde okuma hakkı.
8 ) Çöplenme hakkı.
9) Yüksek sesle okuma hakkı.
10) Susma hakkı.
Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis
brooklyn art library (by susan xie)
Many of the stories we tell ourselves (of what it means to be men, to be human, to be love) we did not invent, we inherited. Often they were forced into our genetic timeline through violence of invasion, abuse of a home, ugliness of forced intimacy. When this “story” becomes an environment our children are raised in, they see it not as an invasion, but as routine. How then does a society interrupt a cycle if not with imagination? How then do we begin healing ourselves if not by healing our stories?
If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.
There is a life and there is a death, and there are beauty and melancholy between.