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Published on December 26th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter


Kwanzaa Resolution: Rethinking What You Thought You Knew


While staring at this image, I was struck by how simple it can be to radically reframe what is possible, if you just slightly change your perspective, or maybe erase a few letters.


This photo came through my social media feed via Cristina Morales in Guadalajara, Jalisco; it reminds me of joyful exuberance, and the message gives me hope. Memories of childhood glee, soaring into the air on a swing, being physical and alive, come flooding into my brain. I am reminded of the fun and thrill of riding a bicycle and being outside, not locked into a mobile metal coffin, ceaselessly searching for a concrete place to park.

On this first day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate Umoja, or togetherness and unity. Perhaps today we can all join together and go for a walk, while we begin reframing our entrenched paradigms, and create something truly amazing that we never before thought was possible?Keep up to date with all the hottest urban planning news by subscribing to our (free) newsletter.

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was raised by wolves, and subsequently has difficulty interacting with other humans; she can also be found on and Twitter.

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