If you see a person and don’t also see his society, education, ancestors, culture, and environment, you have not really seen that person. Instead, you have been taken in by the sign of that person, the outward appearance of a separate self. When you can see that person deeply, you touch the whole cosmos and you will not be fooled by appearances. This is called signlessness.
Hanh, Thich Nhat. The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh (Shambhala Pocket Classics) (p. 70). Shambhala. Kindle Edition.
may the birds sing for you. may the vultures keep an eye on you. may life keep taking you where autumn meets winter. may you become one with the rhythms of nature. may you always be in a state of grace. may you find the strength to keep the movement alive. but most of all, i hope you protect your curiosity. sincerely, and till the end of time.
This can't be all. No one survives this way, not long term. This can't be the purpose of our species, to constantly identify each other as "other," build walls between us, and engage in both formal and informal wars against each other's bodies.