Galeano’s reflections seem to me to be prose poems, most of all, but some would argue that they are in fact, little stories, essays, tiny seeds of lush thoughts on life.

Celebration of the Marriage of Heart and Mind
Eduardo Galeano

Why does one write, if not to put one’s pieces together? From the moment we enter school or church, education chops us into pieces: it teaches us to divorce soul from body and mind from heart. The fishermen of the Colombian coast must be learned doctors of ethics and morality, for they invented the word sentipensante, feeling-thinking, to define language that speaks the truth.

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