We and They

Father and Mother, and Me,

Sister and Auntie say

All the people like us are We,

And every one else is They.

And They live over the sea,

While We live over the way,

But-would you believe it? – They look upon We

As only a sort of They!


We eat pork and beef

With cow-horn-handled knives.

They who gobble Their rice off a leaf,

Are horrified out of Their lives;

While they who live up a tree,

And feast on grubs and clay,

(Isn’t it scandalous? ) look upon We

As a simply disgusting They!


We shoot birds with a gun.

They stick lions with spears.

Their full-dress is un-.

We dress up to Our ears.

They like Their friends for tea.

We like Our friends to stay;

And, after all that, They look upon We

As an utterly ignorant They!


We eat kitcheny food.

We have doors that latch.

They drink milk or blood,

Under an open thatch.

We have Doctors to fee.

They have Wizards to pay.

And (impudent heathen!) They look upon We

As a quite impossible They!


All good people agree,

And all good people say,

All nice people, like Us, are We

And every one else is They:

But if you cross over the sea,

Instead of over the way,

You may end by (think of it!) looking on We

As only a sort of They!


Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

María Quotes II: About the beauty of sex

“The sex is so beautiful that even the little birds have it”

This is one of the phrases from María that clearly contributed to my mental and physical health…By means of a single sentence she gave me not only the tools to avoid the insensate impositions of conservative persons and institutions, but also the capacity to make the connection between sex, familiarity, naturalness, tenderness and beauty.

El Matallana

Frases de María II: Sobre el bonito sexo

 “El sexo es tan bonito que hasta los pajaritos lo hacen”

Una de las frases de María que definitivamente contribuyó a mi salud física y mental…Con una frase sencilla no sólo me brindó herramientas para evitar las imposiciones insensatas de instituciones y personas conservadoras, sino que me permitió asociar sexo con familiaridad, naturalidad, ternura y belleza.

El Matallana