“physical conflict is a waste of flesh” from “there for you” by damian marley.
12 august 2012. peoples park. corner palma gil-legaspi street, davao city.
I saw this when I was on my way to the Cinematheque last Saturday. This is written by One Day who has been prolific in writing inspirational quotes around Davao City. Regular people wonder who writes these quotes because there’s no name at the end. One Day doesn’t sign the quotes with his name because they aren’t his. His only signature is the inverted pyramid at the end of each quote. The inverted pyramid means several things, among them the inversion of power and of the status quo. What I like about his work is his choice of quotes and the fact that none of them are his. Does he claim them as his by eschewing the quote signs and the name of their authors? Does he claim them as his by attaching the inverted pyramid? I think that by stripping the quotes off with the identity of their authors, he frees them from ownership. Anybody can identify with them.
i have no dreams of power and fame.. i am no political or a figure in showbiz so i declined to lay claim everything as my own or write a name on the street but with great respect to those who does.. one day is a dream of hope, a call for strength and unification of arms, cheesy as it may sound, but admit it that we all need a better Philippines than what we have now and i believe in its possibility. i wrote them positivity, for once i have succumb to sadness and thought nobody should feel the same as i did for when people read the wall posts, i hope they’d feel lifted.. i just thought, better things are ahead.. so i stood up. you should too, pilipinas. rise!