Horror story - TRigger warning dom. viol.
It's 12/25. I have to spend the day with my daughter's BF's family. His dad's an alkie who beat his mom and once threatened to shoot her while carrying around a rifle. They had a nasty divorce, but for some unknown reason this year they're getting together at the grandfather's home (BF dad's dad). Oh, and to top it off, BF's dad called his daughter a slut on FB. They haven't spoken for 2 yrs. Supposedly he's "sober" now, but my daughter says every time she sees him he steals their liquor, wine or beer. this was arranged yesterday and daughter got mad when I said I wasn't. So I am going now, mostly to drive my sick partner home as soon as we can get away. I am so fucked.
The Daibutsu gets serious - be warned
Hey tooterooskies, the Daibutsu reminded me that this time of year is one of the most difficult periods for many, many people suffering from homelessness, broken families, families that have rejected them, loss of employment, illness, whether with their mental health or physical health, grief, hunger, shame, loneliness, feelings of unworthiness and even suicidal thoughts. The TV ad campaigns promote fake happiness through material goods that cannot deliver on their promises.
For all who have these feelings, who suffer today, I leave you with this quote. It's from a movie, by a fictional character, Valerie Page, murdered by the state for her sexual orientation, whose words I humbly offer to you here:
""I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you. I love you. With all my heart, I love you."
My new fave singer
From the book:
The tall, bronze Buddha, wreathed in lights of every color, bent down, holding a lotus blossom. I lifted my arm to him, but the sun was hot, and sweat, like melted butter, drained from my pores.
My hand could not quite reach the proffered flower, though I continued to extend my fingers toward it. Blood roared in my head, and my world wobbled like a child's top that spins just as it is about to succumb to gravity.
The halo of colors was blinding, and the thick miasmal air made it difficult to breathe. Only the Daibutsu’s image remained constant, his visage full of compassion, but I found no comfort in it.
An animal suffers
Art film to watch before you die:
I wrote a novel
It's been picked up by a small press
two of the main characters are named Jorge Luis Borges
It's the greatest thing ever.
Would I lie about something like that?
Oh and it doesn't come out until next August, just in time for everyone wanting a break from the horrible 2020 US election campaign.
Timing is everything in life. That and luck.
Serious question: why are rich wealthy women so concerned about granting right to Trans people? JK Rowling recently outed herself as a TERF. I have known many many Trans men and women in my time, and I fail to see why granting them the same legal protections that other people have is a threat to anyone.
The short list: Autoimmune disorder TRAPS, Bi, Gender Fluid, Two kids, Disabled, Leftist, Dad, Over 60 but behaves like 5 year old at times, #DaibutsuLives
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