Karekare, North Island, Aotearoa (New Zealand)

21 Aug

We, the peoples of moana nui, connected by the currents of our ocean home,
declare that we will not cooperate with the commodification of life and land.
We invoke our rights to free, prior and informed consent.
We choose cooperative trans-Pacific dialogue, action, advocacy, and solidarity
between and amongst the peoples of the Pacific, rooted in traditional cultural practices and wisdom.
E mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono. A mama. Ua noa.

adapted from the closing statement of the Moana Nui 2011 conference

            If you must feel tortured

                        Respect your misery

                        And be happy about it

                        Only the nonsensical is

                        At ease with the Absolute

                                         James Broughton


“I don’t want to hear your philosophy if you cannot grow corn.” Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabekwe  Ojibwe


feet,toes,surf,beach,Karekare, North Island, Aotearoa (New Zealand)

feet,toes,surf,beach,Karekare, North Island, Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Interesting submission! Nice pictures and some food for thought! :)

8 Responses to “Karekare, North Island, Aotearoa (New Zealand)”

  1. IdealisticRebel August 21, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    Good picture and I love the poem. Thanks a bunch, hugs, Barbara

    • toemailer August 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

      It is a nice one, always good to see you here, Barbara!

  2. jennahq August 21, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    Karekare beach is one of my MOST favourite beaches in this amazing country of amazing beaches. It’s dramatic and dark, cosy and quiet, peaceful and mysterious, beautiful and bold. I love it. So so sooooo much! Glad your feet experienced this magical place :)

  3. toad (chris jensen) August 21, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    I thought that I should give you my feet, like I said street feet, I think that I have been watching your toes for almost a year…


    • toemailer August 22, 2013 at 3:33 am #

      Cool! Did you want us to post them here too? :)

  4. I kiwi NZ. August 22, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Reblogged this on I kiwi NZ. and commented:
    “If you must feel tortured. Respect your misery. And be happy about it. Only the nonsensical is at ease with the Absolute” James Broughton

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