I wish to share an understanding of life. But first I want you to slow down and listen. Notice the fear, the love and energy that is our sculpture, our community. We are of that sculpture, we together, you and I, and those around us; and because we are all joint creators, co-creators in a piece that includes the poor, the rich, the patriotic, and the sick, we must realize that the act of the individual is the act of the community. We must learn to accept ourselves as sculptors and the sculpted.
Remember to have compassion for yourself, the other, and our space that lies in between. Because we are a culture based on the individual, one of private goals and loneliness, we need to start with the personal, the moments where we feel fear and create understanding. We must leave behind the American poet's declaration that "I am a multitude" and realize that we are a multitude.
WE ARE A MULTITUDE.
Ben Kinmont, 1991.