Saturday, June 26, 2010

To be intact, as nature intended, is best.

END the abuse to children's genitals known as 'circumcision'.

Millions of years of evolution have fashioned the human body into a model of refinement, elegance, and efficiency, with every part having a function and purpose. Evolution has determined that mammals' genitals should be sheathed in a protective, responsive, multipurpose foreskin. Every normal human being is born with a foreskin. In females, it protects the glans of the clitoris; in males, it protects the glans of the penis. Thus, the foreskin is an essential part of human sexual anatomy.

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
for they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you,
for life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let our bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
for even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet, 1923

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Horse

Where in this wide world
Can we find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility;
He has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful,
Nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick,
Nothing more patient.
~Ronald Duncan, "The Horse," 1954

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I am a Proud Intactivist

He who passively accepts evil
is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

We cannot withhold facts for fear of offending
because the importance of the information
outweighs people's right to not be challenged in their beliefs.

~ Maddy Reid

Speak up on the issue of intactivism.

You never know what baby you will save,
or what mother will thank you later

Jack Black on Circumcision in Antiquity:


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Creatures - Big and Small

A few creatures we have had the honor of meeting during our travels throughout the month of May. More to come!

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
~Frank Lloyd Wright, quoted, 14 August 1966

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
~Emily Dickinson, letter to Mrs. J.S. Cooper, 1880

And what's a buterfly? At best,
He's but a ceterpillar, drest.
~John Grey

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
~Paul McCartney