Aruna D'Souza is a writer based in Western Massachusetts. She is a regular contributor to 4Columns, and is co-curating Lorraine O'Grady: Both/And, a retrospective of the artist's work that will be opening in November 2020 at the Brooklyn Museum.
What a solitary pleasure, to read and reread her writing, her sentences that trip along the page with such freewheeling spunk, the way you just knew she chose a word because it rolled around on her tongue just so...
Living Without GravityBy Aruna D'Souza
Freedom is the ability to live ones life fully, knowing that youre doing it in a way that allows others to do the same. Self-actualization that is not selfish. The principle moves out from the personal to the geopolitical, and vice versaour safety, security, happiness, fulfillment, is only meaningful if it doesnt impinge on the complex web of relationships, visible and invisible, close and impossibly abstract, in which we exist.