Sunday, April 01, 2007

Where are Cara and Libre?

These words appeared in black type like a newspaper front page headline as a dream last night. I used the babel fish translator to check that my own translation of cara and libre to mean love and freedom was correct. Close enough – cara/beloved. and libre/freedom.

Where are love and freedom Have you seen them, do you desire them? A writer and very good friend of mine Michael Buhagiar has shown me they are in my heart. Its true, love and freedom are in the way we live, the choices we make, and how we relate to others.

When we work in networks, or in Communities of Practice we are offering freedom and love in the way knowledge is exchanged and valued. Free and open source software and collaborative software , social networking sites all offer freedom and love in the sense that we give and get the best of each other.

So it is up to us to choose our words and tools carefully as they are what connect us to each other, and how we express our love and freedom in communicating with each other.

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

2 comments:

alexanderhayes said...

Revell in it :-)

You deserve it and no amount of online anything is worth a smidgen of the real thing.

Nitsche' would retort with something sublime. "Lest we forget that in our lives ( which are short and bittersweet) darkness follows light, sunshine follows rain and kebabs follow a big piss-up a few hours before".

Best watch the dust settle through the rays of light settling through the sitting room of life.

Alexander Hayes

1969 - ?

Anne Paterson said...

Thanks for the comment Alex! Nietche? Kebabs? Thats hysterical!

There is no question about it, you will live long and hard - only the good die young!