The MOON 
belongs
to everyone
"THE MOON BELONGS TO EVERYONE" IS A PROJECT THAT PORTRAYS EQUALITY IN THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
 

MOON REPAIR SO ALL CAN USE

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Nicola MacNeil

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The moon belongs to you.

 

Each day she climbed the ladder to the moon, dutifully, and without instruction.

 

Her going there was an act of kindness, a gesture of goodwill toward humanity- for however hard and impossible life can seem at times, the moon connects us on a higher level.

 

It can bridge distance between two yearning hearts, it can make you feel small but less alone, it can bring wonderment to bleak days.

 

So up she went and she polished the moon until it shone its very brightest, so that it’s glow would warm those who needed it- even on the coldest, darkest nights.

WE ARE ALL EQUALS. THE ONLY THING THAT WEDGES IN BETWEEN US ARE OUR FEARS AND OUR STARVATION.

COMMON THREAD

COMMON THREAD

COMMON THREAD

COMMON THREAD

COMMON THREAD

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PEACE OF

THE PAST

HOPE FOR

THE FUTURE

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Peace of the past, for me, means:

dealing with mistakes

acknowledging truths

sympathizing with all of the multi-layered emotions involved in how we got to this point

 

 

Standing on top of a building, looking down at the ground, terrifies me. Some say I have a fear of heights. To me, it is the idea that I, myself, am able to jump off. 

 

I can be both:

A) the person that is in my stagnant physical body starring at the ground

 

B) the person that is in my active imaginative head about to land on the ground

these two conflicting points of view are choices I have, but they are not who I am 

                   THOUGHTS 

                                      M_S TAKES

                                                and REPA R

                                                              A TIONS

do not define you

Hope for the future, to me, means:

listening to multiple thought experiments

 

realizing there are no right answers, just interesting and plausible thoughts

hearing from all voices, especially ones that have been suppressed in recent history

listening to children- no matter what they are talking about- they hold unblurred truths that may teach you a lesson

continued apologies and sympathies until the receivers are healed

an openness of creativity and change 

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WE CANNOT ACHIEVE PEACE OF THE PAST OR HOPE FOR THE FUTURE BY STANDING ON THE BACKS OF SLAVES, PRETENDING THEY ARE STOOLS

playing pretend can hurt

OUR COMMON THREAD IS OUR HUMANITY

Who knew that a Moon Treaty exists?

It's such an impressive trophy of peace. But just like a trophy it has little meaning. Not many countries have signed it. 

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In some ways the moon equalizes us. We all have the same view, and a similar amount of time with the moon. We can choose to appreciate it, or choose to ignore it, but it is always around us.  

 

 

Another Equalizer? 

 

Sneakers 

 

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The suit was fashioned to show wealth. The high heels were fashioned to keep men and women literally off of the streets, it was a sign of class to keep your britches clean. Evening dresses? A sign of class. The handbag? A sign of class. 

But sneakers... they hold a sense of equality. Although it is one of the highest grossing fashion products and gaining in popularity and price, they are still all something we own. We can choose to ignore them, or we can choose to appreciate them- just as we do the moon.

We have sneakers like these Nike Waffle Racing Flat Moon Shoes that are worth more than my life, and then we have sneakers like these that cost the same as a Toronto brunch. There is definitely a class structure that has developed in the sneaker world, but they are still accessible to everyone.

Would you like to know more about future moon plans? 
Urine Luck!

it laughs in darkness

 

it laughs in darkness

it glows with pride

it seeks the clouds

when earth ought to hide

 

with the wisdom of the crow

and the stealthness of the fox

it shapes its expression

with the tenacity of the ox

 

it smiles then it sleeps

it’s serene then it plays

it rolls around it’s coop

pulling the ocean waves

 

it’s game of tug-o-war

does not stop with the sea

it’s presence pulls you in

it’s absence sets you free

 

at times it will curse

all the loved ones it holds dear

you would swear that it knows

all the secrets of this sphere

 

as soon as you see it 

it fades all too soon

such a captivating expression

this face has a moon

-lib x

dedicated to 

Julia