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I can still hear powerful words from my bro @kliffnotez even though he's in another dimension. " "The universe protects us" #nothingeverdies #energylivesonforever
#800million

When your co-chair wins the Pulitzer Prize + conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston + ASE + honorary ASE friends 🏆 // #vsco #vscocam #pulitzer #thesympathizer #nothingeverdies

Viet Thanh Nguyen event was amazing! Grab your copy as soon as possible! Rumor has it that he might be on campus tomorrow! Best of wishes #Anteaters We SOLD OUT on #TheSympathizer but we got his other amazing books #NothingEverDies #TheRefugees

On my way to JFK after a lovely Mother's Day - card from @lilminhly, book from @julianwass #nothingeverdies

Last night I got to hang out with one of my heroes, #VietThanhNguyen and my esteemed colleague #CameronFaeBushnell! Nguyen gave one of the most lucid talks about race and racism in America that I've ever heard. And it was the first time I heard an interesting and nuanced answer to an audience member's question about the American civil war and occupation of the south by the north. (Personally, I'm pretty tired of those questions.) Finally it was such a relief to hear someone talk about the particular complexities of Vietnamese-American identity as being a combination of survivor scarred by war, and refugee living in the nation that lost and resents its own role in that war. But he writes about many things and in many ways. So, read one of his books with me this summer and let me know what you think! Seriously! I recommend you start with "The Refugees," a collection of fictional short stories that will entertain and inform just about anyone.
#vietthanhnguyen #thesympathizer #therefugees #nothingeverdies

"A lesson for all wars by calling on us to recognize not only our shared humanity but our ever-present inhumanity. This is the only path to reconciliation with our foes, and with ourselves. Without reconciliation, war's truth will be impossible to remember, and war's trauma impossible to forget."
#NothingEverDies #VietThanhNguyen #Bookgasm

Mar 15th 2005 #Kamelot released the album "The Black Halo" #ThisPain #NothingEverDies #Serenade #PowerMetal @kamelotofficial

MOST RECENT

Been working my way through two books - one digital, one physical - but so far at the very core of them, interlinked. One, the nonfiction focus on the Vietnam (or American, depending where you're from) War, in Nothing Ever Dies by Viet Than Nguyen. The second,a fictional dual narrative of a survivor of the Cambodian genocide expatriate, and a former soldier/prisoner of the regime reconciling their memories in Vaddey Ratner's Music of the Ghosts.

I'll admit, I'm only about halfway through #musicoftheghosts, but the lyricism in the writing is so freaking poignant that I just want to kind of flail at people for how much I like it. Coupled with #nothingeverdies and the questions it raises, I'm struggling with the overall topic both touch on: how we process the aftermath of brutal war and slaughter, how we remember victors and losers, how we may exonerate certain kinds of the dead but not all, how we, collectively as a society, as a nation, get fed one narrative and ignore and therefore don't have to acknowledge the conflicting accounts of the humanity (and/or inhumanity) not only of the other side's soldiers but also of our own soldiers.

It's been heavy. It's been worth it. Especially with everything being polarized in the US now. Check either books or both books out if you can #bookrecs #bookrecommendation #bookrec #nonfiction #fiction

Viet Thanh Nguyen in Paris. What an amazing storyteller! #thesympathizer #nothingeverdies #therefugees #paris

How about this.. I was so sad when #Carmine died about a week ago. Today #she showed up more vibrant and stronger. Someone dear brought her to me. I feel #blessed. Her name #now is #carmina I love her. #prayingmantis #praymantis #love #peace #focus #simplicity #purity #iamhappy

"A lesson for all wars by calling on us to recognize not only our shared humanity but our ever-present inhumanity. This is the only path to reconciliation with our foes, and with ourselves. Without reconciliation, war's truth will be impossible to remember, and war's trauma impossible to forget."
#NothingEverDies #VietThanhNguyen #Bookgasm

#NothingEverDies
You keep saying you're dead inside but are you?! 💀

Everything blooms
Flower petals
wither away -
Being born again
With beautiful colors & scents! 😍 #mysketch #skull #deathisinevitable #colors #nothingeverdies #death #symbolism #drawing #instasketch #emptythoughts #lifeblooms #instaupload

I can still hear powerful words from my bro @kliffnotez even though he's in another dimension. " "The universe protects us" #nothingeverdies #energylivesonforever
#800million

A lecture with Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen at Stanford University. #vietthanhnguyen #book #author #stanforduniversity #thesympathizer #pulitzerprize #warstory #vietnamwar #refugees #writer #nothingeverdies

Dream Embers

It is Love we must remember, cyclic and eternal ✿ ✿
#Love #NewOfWing #ReflectCloudsBack #NothingEverDies #Dream #UnifiedField #Division2Unity

Thank you for sharing your outstanding photography Éva
See the YouTube collaboration (link in bio)

'I was a highwayman
Along the coach roads I did ride
With sword and pistol by my side
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
But I am still alive.

I was a sailor, I was born upon the tide
And with the sea I did abide
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
But I am living still.

I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
Where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
Slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
But I am still around...
I'll always be around...and around and around and around and around

I fly a starship across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I'll be back again and again and again and again and again' #JohnnyCash #Highwayman #song #lyrics #souliseverlasting #nothingeverdies #wesimplytransform into #somethingelse #wewillremain #wewillalwaysbearound #ilovethissong
#dreamlike #art #drawing by #artist #RovinaCai #loveit

Dear Viet,
I'm honored to share a heritage and a history with you - you're the voice of a generation and it's a kind of 'lost generation' once again because we're the 'in-betweeners,' not really of one nation or the other. We've the unfortunate/fortunate privilege of not being able to remember our memories because we were so little. We have to scavenge for those memories where we can! The truth is out there!
Now I'm reading The Refugees and these stories bring tears to my eyes! I'm saving The Sympathizer for last.
Your friend in Art & Truth,
Truc/Tracy
#roughdraft #fanletter #vietthanhnguyen #therefugees #thesympathizer #nothingeverdies

Last night I got to hang out with one of my heroes, #VietThanhNguyen and my esteemed colleague #CameronFaeBushnell! Nguyen gave one of the most lucid talks about race and racism in America that I've ever heard. And it was the first time I heard an interesting and nuanced answer to an audience member's question about the American civil war and occupation of the south by the north. (Personally, I'm pretty tired of those questions.) Finally it was such a relief to hear someone talk about the particular complexities of Vietnamese-American identity as being a combination of survivor scarred by war, and refugee living in the nation that lost and resents its own role in that war. But he writes about many things and in many ways. So, read one of his books with me this summer and let me know what you think! Seriously! I recommend you start with "The Refugees," a collection of fictional short stories that will entertain and inform just about anyone.
#vietthanhnguyen #thesympathizer #therefugees #nothingeverdies

I'm not feeling well, but I have my fellow 'boat-baby' Viet Thanh Nguyen to keep me company. (He was 4 when he arrived in the US and I was 2 when I arrived in Australia). He writes absolutely beautiful prose, both in fiction and nonfiction. But more importantly I agree with him on the substance of what he's saying. This is a very important book in the history of this nation, America, and it's a gift to us that he has written it. #vietthanhnguyen #vietnamwar #americanwar #boatbabies #boatpeople #gooks #nothingeverdies

Nothing ever dies
If you look at it right
It simply lives on In another dimension
Did I mention My heart never died
It simply moved out
Your heart was a mansion
@Iamdeboh_poet
Sometimes I run out of words, images, emotions, moves and I shut down (literally I exit social media for a very long time). This is because I lose touch with who I really am when I'm constantly trying to figure how many people approve of me but then I realize again and again that NOTHING EVER DIES. . .

Full video on my YouTube @Iamdeboh for the scented commotion within my scented coffins
#deboh #unashamed116 #poetry #scented_coffins #IAMOBLIAGE #nothingeverdies

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