bananena! I saw your one post, or maybe it was an answer to an ask, but either way, you said you need a constant reminder of this. So I put it on a picture of a mushroom because you like those. ❤️
miss-apple-pie!! You are the sweetest friend, thank you for making this for me!! You brighten my life, and I love you a lot. <3
Guys my schema for Christian Communion was completely unsettled today when they used white wine instead of red
All I could think was, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE BLOOD??
WHERE IS THE BLOOD
As a culture, we have to be taught the language of descent. That is the great language of religion. It teaches us to enter willingly, trustingly into the dark periods of life. These dark periods are good teachers.
Religious energy is in the dark energy, seldom in the answers. Answers are the way out, but that is not what we’re here for. When we look at the questions, we look for the opening to transformation.
Fixing something doesn’t usually transform us. We try to change events in order to avoid changing ourselves. We must learn to stay with the pain of life, without answers, without conclusions, and some days without meaning. That is the perilous dark path of true prayer.
Anonymous asked: You are strong you will get through this. Trust me it will get easier with time. Just take it one step at a time. Good luck. :)
Thank you, anon, you are so nice I am crying, I remember my doctor saying that it might take years, and I didn’t believe him, but here I am, it’s been four years and I haven’t recovered enough to function out in the world, I’ve just become an intensely paranoid person who trusts very little but wants to trust a lot, who needs constant affirmation from others that there are safe people and safe places in the world and that it’s not all dangerous and dark, and I’ve learned that very few people have the patience for that. But I have to tell myself, it is better this way. They are living their lives, and I need to trust the light within myself instead of seeking it out in others. I worry because I don’t know when it will end, when I can be calm and unafraid again, but you are so right that everything gets better step by step. Thank you so much for the reminder and for your encouragement and good wishes. It means a lot to me!
This world needs more Pipscoll fanfiction.
Awww onty, I’ve been delaying it ever since I misplaced the piece of paper with my plot outline on it, but I’ll just try to make a totally new one and start Chapter 5 soon! So, stay tuned…………
For everybody new to the ship, previous chapters are here!~*~
banana story of the day
Some of you may remember Carl. Over spring break I went back to the Target Starbucks a few times to work on another paper, and the second time, he was there! This led to
[Incidentally he later asked if I had a FB, so we became FB friends and I set this status to be visible to everybody except for Carl]
Tonight I went to eat Mexican food with him and my dad was so concerned, he said
"Why are you going to dinner with a random 19-year old boy"
"I saw him at Target today"
"He has long hair"
"Eat and come right back OK"
"Don’t get abducted OK"
Meanwhile my mom was much more laid-back
"OH RLY?! OK, have fun"
and when I came back, she said,
"Did you have a good time talking with the freshman?"
Yes! He is really nice.
I mean if he turns out to be shady I will destroy him but so far he seems very nice, and it’s good to meet nice people. So I am glad, and I look forward to hanging out more with him!
"I have gotten one question repeatedly from young men. These are guys who liked the book, but they are honestly confused. They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped.
The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high."
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”
Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.
And guys don’t understand why she was upset.
Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.