Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Citizens of the Streets
........ there seems to be a psychogeography of insurrection in which life is lived in public and is about public issues, as manifested by the central ritual of the march, the volubility of strangers and of walls, the throngs in streets and plazas, and the intoxicating atmosphere of potential freedom that means that the imagination has already been liberated.
But nobody remains heroic forever. It is in the nature of revolutions to subside, which is not the same thing as to fail. A revolution is a lightning bolt showing us new possibilities and illuminating the darkness of our old arrangements so that we will never see them quite the same way again.
Rebecca Solnit. Wanderlust, A History of Walking.