Friday, 21 September 2007

TERMINANDO A MINHA COLABORACAO COM O GVO...


... Pelo menos no que respeita a "lusosfera Africana".
Essa foi a decisao a que cheguei depois de profunda ponderacao nas ultimas semanas. Elaborar aqui sobre as razoes talvez ate' fosse um exercicio util e saudavel - so' que eu tambem tinha pensado que aquela "tarefa ingrata" em que me envolvi voluntariamente ha' 3 meses atras o seria - mas, para poupar razoes direi apenas isto: desculpem-me, mas tenho mais que fazer.
Mantenho, no entanto, a minha disponibilidade para colaborar com o GVO em quaisquer outros projectos que nao envolvam o mundo lusofono.

... Pelo menos no que respeita a "lusosfera Africana".
Essa foi a decisao a que cheguei depois de profunda ponderacao nas ultimas semanas. Elaborar aqui sobre as razoes talvez ate' fosse um exercicio util e saudavel - so' que eu tambem tinha pensado que aquela "tarefa ingrata" em que me envolvi voluntariamente ha' 3 meses atras o seria - mas, para poupar razoes direi apenas isto: desculpem-me, mas tenho mais que fazer.
Mantenho, no entanto, a minha disponibilidade para colaborar com o GVO em quaisquer outros projectos que nao envolvam o mundo lusofono.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pena, muita pena mesmo.
Mas, evidentemente tem que haver limites de tolerância para certo tipo de atitudes, não é?
Deixo-lhe os meus votos de sucesso para os projectos futuros.

VDV said...

NO COMMENTS.
You know what I mean?
;-)

Koluki said...

Anon: Absolutamente. Obrigada pelos votos.

VDV: I guess so...

Kentke said...
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Kentke said...

Koluki~
Please remove the entire "p.s. and bottom link to Rebirth of the Eagle", which was on my comment post.
It will allow people access to my personal email Inbox!
So much to learn about this blogging....
Thank you
Kentke

Denudado said...

Amiga Koluki, já reparou que o símbolo da Global Voices é angolano? Enfim, para ser mais correcto, ele não é só angolano, mas é zambiano também. Esta cruz com os braços redondos é muito semelhante à cruz tradicional dos Cokwe (que não tem nada a ver com a chamada Cruz de Cristo) e é usada pelos Luchazi ou Luenas, no Moxico e regiões vizinhas da Zâmbia.

P.S. - Esta tarde, tive o grato prazer de ver e ouvir Lourdes van Dunem na RTP África, num programa feito pela TPA quando ela ainda era viva. Não há dúvidas nenhumas; como a Koluki uma vez disse, a "tia" Lourdes era mesmo uma Senhora.

Kentke said...

Dear Koluki,

The World continues, with many things that I would like to comment on or respond to, but at the end of the day substituting in an inner-city school, all I want to do is just revert to the other aspect of my character...which is my hermetic/contemplative nature. To just be quiet, and still....or at the minimum do something very good for my body, like a 2 hour walk along the coast, a leisurely jog on a tree-lined path, or a soulful spin class.

I notice that you'have disassociated yourself from the committments you had at Global Voices. I couldn't readily translate all you said, but I think I got the gist, that you just had too much going on to also do the 'outblogging' at another site.

Dear Sister, take care of yourself First.....Be especially loving to your inner Life. Give It what it needs. Do not ever feel guilty for honoring what you know you love and need to maintain your well-being. I am not in any way suggesting that you are feeling any sense of 'shame or
guilt'. What I am encouraging you to do is Love yourself even More. I know you have the power and means to create your world and order it as you like. Even within that, we are offered times when we can step back, and reassess, and decide to release somethings, people, activities, even beloved cherished beliefs and concepts. We do this, because this is a cycle of Nature, of which we are a part.

This morning I was unsuccessfully attempting to write a blog on this subject....change....actually the concept is Molting. And maybe again, out of these words from my Heart to you, will flow the framework for which to put them on my blog.

The point I am trying to make is, that releasing that which it's time to let go of, creates space. And really, we all need greater space. In our minds, our heart, our environments both personal and extended. In that space, we can just rest in the openess that's been created, and after a while, we will see the emergence of 'The New', fresh in-the-moment gift that Cosmic Consciousness wants to live/give birth to in our world. Therefore, I congratulate your decision.

Indulge your Highest Self. You and I both admired Anita Roddick, the Body Shoppe founder. What a great role model for women! For all humane beings. Often when we care so much about the world, we can loose the connection to our own inner world. In these times, when the world tugs, calls, blasts, and jerks our attention to it's direction, tighten the bond between your inner ear and Heart. No matter what, listen and act from there always.

This will keep you safe. This will keep you fulfilled. This will solidify your peace.

I know, that you have already understood my good intention, and forgiven my tone and presumptuous words. I know that you also know, that what I write to you, I am actually writing for myself.

In Oneness~
Kentke

AR said...

Minha querida amiga, não sei exactamente as razões dessa tua decisão, mas se dizes que ponderaste durante tanto tempo é porque sabes bem os quês e os porquês dela e por isso só te digo que a vida é tão curta que quanto menos sarna arranjarmos para nos kossar melhor.
Beijinhos e força aí como sempre!

Koluki said...

Dear Kentke,

Your soul-soothing message was well received and totally soaked in. I noticed that you've also found the framework you were looking for to post it on your blog. And yes, I understand that you are actually writing for yourself, which leaves me feeling immensely privileged to share your inner thoughts. Alas, to a great extend that's what bloggers, including me, mostly do: write for themselves!

I would only like to clarify something regarding my decision to end my collaboration with GVO, at least as far as the 'lusosphere' is concerned. In this post I said, and still maintain, that I would prefer not to elaborate on the reasons. However, to avoid misinterpretations and unnecessary speculation, I must stress that the proximate reasons for my decision are expressed in an open letter I posted here: http://koluki.blogspot.com/2007/07/outblogging-global-voices-online-iii.html (sorry, it's in Portuguese but with online translators you can get the gist of it). Therefore, if anyone should feel 'guilt' or 'shame' that's certainly not me... If anything, I feel relieved for leaving open a space that too many people seem to covet!
I also take this opportunity to make it clear that I do not in any way intend with this decision to paint the entire 'lusosphere' with the same brush (after all, I've only visited so far a minute part of it), and do not wish with this to cause offense to the vast majority of 'lusophone bloggers' (certainly not to one of the bloggers I covered - Carlos Serra and his 'Diario de um Sociologo').
I just regret not having had the opportunity to, as planned, cover the 3 remaining 'lusophone' African countries: Guine Bissau, Cabo Verde and Sao Tome & Principe. But I am sure that GVO will, sooner or later, find someone else or some other way to do it for them.

So, my sister, please don't worry too much about my decision. I'm happy with it and accept your congratulations for it and I'm sure that, although for different reasons, a few people in the 'lusosphere' must also being congratulating themselves for it...

In Oneness.

P.S.: You might have noticed that in order to edit your comment as you requested I had to copy it and repost it myself. This is because even the blog owner is not allowed to 'mess about' with other people's comments... However, although I have never done it myself, I've noticed in other blogs that outside commentators can delete their own comments if they don't feel comfortable with them for whatever reason. So, one more thing to learn about blogging... I'm still learning too!

Cheers!

Koluki said...

Denudado: Digamos, caro amigo, que em face das razoes que me fizeram terminar a minha colaboracao com o GVO no que respeita a 'lusosfera', a minha atencao primordial nao vai para o seu simbolo...
Mas, sim, ja' tinha reparado. Assim como tambem ja' tinha reparado que esse simbolo e' uma versao "enviezada" de um dos simbolos da 'pallette' de simbolos Adinkra (onde assume a designacao "Mpatapo"), que, embora as vezes atribuidos "exclusivamente" a Africa Ocidental e particularmente aos Ashanti do Ghana, constitui um dos mais completos e sofisticados repositorios matriciais de simbolos Bantu, os quais adoptam diferentes terminologias, configuracoes, combinacoes e significados em diferentes regioes e diferentes grupos etnicos Africanos.
Nao sei se ja' reparou que esse e' precisamente o simbolo (numa outra "inclinacao"...) que na minha 'side bar' ilustra o espaco onde tenho os links para fontes de informacao sobre simbologia Africana, num dos quais podera' encontrar o seu significado...

Quanto a 'tia' Lourdes, e' isso mesmo!

Koluki said...

AR, tens toda a razao minha amiga.
Beijo grande!