Quote by Kate Horsley
Teaching is a sacred art. This is why the noblest druid is not the one who conjures fires and smoke but the one who brings the news and passes on the histories. The teacher, the bard, the singer of tales is a freer of men's minds and bodies, especially when he roams without allegiance to one chieftain or another. But he is also a danger to the masters if he insists upon telling the truth. The truth will inevitably cause tremors in those who cling to power without honoring justice.
This quote highlights the significance of teaching as a sacred and transformative art. It draws a parallel between a druid, who spreads knowledge and wisdom through storytelling, and a teacher who possesses the power to liberate individuals intellectually and physically. While the druid's influence is revered, the quote acknowledges that this freedom poses a threat to those in positions of power who choose to ignore justice. The act of sharing the truth through education, without being swayed by allegiances, has the potential to challenge and disrupt unjust power structures.
Places are produced in that wonderful interaction of people, place, narrative, and time. When the people desert these places, narratives are forgotten, ties break, and the place is unmade. What is un-remembered in abandonment cannot be re-remembered in transient automobile suburbs with too few places for shared experience and story making. The extreme is amnesia, and it means that those afflicted do not know who they are anymore. They are disoriented, isolated, and robbed of the ability to recognize emotional attachments to others. The sufferers do not have a coherent story anymore. Un-remembering is the enemy of good places and of public history.