Whenever a performance actually happens, the very occurrence of getting everybody together and staging the play is in itself a miracle. When you start with those kinds of stakes, the theatre itself is primed for something truly wonderful.
The origin of the police is slave patrols. Human beings held in chattel slavery could not escape. Police were used to break strikes and make sure that people could not organize to have decent working conditions. So, the origins of the police were about protecting racial boundaries and protecting property.
One of the chief ways that language feels just vastly not up to the job is when I try to think about the divine, when I try to think about the power is greater than myself that governs my living and makes me want to live in a way that is counter to my nature.
I’m just saying this: Yes, I’m locked up, and it is hard. I don’t want to be here. I do not know what this sentence means. But I also hold joy. I am in love. I have fears. I have insecurities. I’m capable of violence. I’ve hurt people. I’ve helped people. And I am more than my struggles.