Daily Bread: Nourishing Sustainable Practices for Community Accountable Scholars

31 07 2012

(images by Mekhi Baldwin)

Audre Lorde’s contemporary and interlocuter James Baldwin talked about the passion of making love and breaking bread as equal versions of presence and purpose.  Last night during the LAST (sniffle) session of the first every Brilliance Remastered Webinar on a Sustainable Erotics of Community Accountable Scholarship we talked about how to make passionate and connected work our everyday practice and how to put spaces, places, times and reminders in our lives to bring us back to passionate purpose whenever we feel disconnected from the source of our transformative brilliance.

This may look like a group poem, but it is really a spell, blessing everyday forward and binding our love-filled Brilliance Remastered crew together forever!!!!!!!

Daily Bread

By the Sustainable Erotics Crew


connected to purpose like daily bread

giving thanks like daily bread

poetry like daily bread.

forgiveness like daily bread.

laughter like daily bread.

creating is my daily bread


loving like daily bread

making love like daily bread

loving my muscles like daily bread

(especially especially my heart)

smiling from the inside out like dailybread

celebrating me like daily bread

celebrating us like daily bread


embracing the now like daily bread

moving the body like daily bread, making new shapes

living in my body like daily bread


claiming my breathing like daily bread

shining my light like daily bread

affirming my being like daily bread


dancing like daily bread

sitting in silence like daily bread

listening like daily bread

listening to hear like daily bread

profound connection like daily bread.

sharing truth like daily bread



drinking water like daily bread

eating fruit like daily bread

good food like daily bread

deep breaths like daily bread

bubble baths and candles like daily bread


books on the bedside like daily bread.

feet on the ground like daily bread

walking with loved ones like bread (daily)

thanking my ancestors like daily bread


reaching out with love like daily bread.

showing affection like daily bread

touching things lightly like daily bread

being accountable like daily bread

being aware of surroundings like daily bread

immersing in the process like daily bread


questions rising like the bubbles of yeast in daily bread

speaking my mind even when my voice shakes like daily bread


thankful for another day’s daily bread



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