—DIONNE BRAND, Love Enough
Thought of the Other is the moral generosity disposing me to accept the principle of alterity, to conceive of the world as not simple and straightforward, with only one truth—mine. But thought of the Other can dwell within me, without making me alter course, without “prizing me open,” without changing me within myself. An ethical principle, it is enough that I not violate it.
The other of Thought is precisely this altering. Then I have to act . . . I change, and I exchange. This is an aesthetics of turbulence whose corresponding ethics is not provided in advance.
—ÉDOUARD GLISSANT, Poetics of Relation