And also Echobelly's "I Can't Imagine the World Without Me," which is just a fucking great song.
I always had problems with intimacy in relationships. I was afraid of being hurt or rejected and more than one guy told me he had no idea what I was thinking or feeling most of the time. So I had a bunch of therapy to deal with that, since I wasn't happy and was very afraid of ending up alone due to my bullshit. One night over a decade ago I had a dream that ended with me getting a heart tattoo on a visible part of my body. I interpreted that as a reminder to work on being emotionally available and open with people I cared about. The next day I got a heart tattooed on the part of my body where it appeared in my dream. A few weeks later I met the guy I would marry.
...It's still work, though. I still have to look at the tattoo sometimes and remind myself why it's there.
Since I haven't seen the movie, I don't have much to contribute but mainly just wanted to say that I really enjoyed this essay, too.
@wallsdonotfall The story toward the end of the article about Saleh's harassment and intimidation from the cops is pretty terrible, too. What a fucked-up, infuriating story.
My favorite poem! So psyched to see this.
I know it's gross and unjustifiable, and yet I love candy corn. Until I find out it's made of babies, I'm going to keep on eating it.
@hallelujah I had to tell my boss pretty early on so he wouldn't take my extreme fatigue/nausea as something job-related.
@Emby I keep them around for chores.
I have two young sons, so this is useful (cue full-throated laugh).
On Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions
@Masha Bean@facebook It's good that you're so confident about what God wants. That's not arrogant at all. Maybe God (if there is one) is totally cool with abortion because he/she takes a larger view of life than what your tiny brain can comprehend.