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Friday, August 29, 2008

BBC NEWS | Health | Hurt feelings 'worse than pain'

 
BBC NEWS | Health | Hurt feelings 'worse than pain'

For everyone who has ever been told their feelings don't matter; that they should shut up and be quiet; that at least they haven't been beaten; that they should just "get over it" and move on.

Hope you've recovered from the incredible DNC party last night. I'm planning to write a post on it today. Check back later.

Peace and love,
Rebecca
 
 
 

1 Comments:

Blogger Christina said...

I was so moved by OBAMA. His digilence, his honesty and his love. Wow. What an intelligent man that ignites all the hope instead me that has seemed to fizzle. I had never thought about how much I had given up,or lost hope. And how politically, I think a lot of us have because it has been a huge political movement. It has snuck up on us, by tv commerical, by lack of resources, by lack of community and health care. We as a nation have been easy to control, especially the ones that are uneducated. It was nice to see a man of this century be fierce by sincerity and by a real desire to change America to be better. The way he stood tall and proud and delivered his speech. The way that even through the TV at home, where I saw thousands of people with tears in their eyes, instead of fear, his compassion spread throughout our nation and I was again proud to be here, proud to support him, proud to have so many brothers and sisters. Obama is a man that men and women can aspire to be. Wow. I really really want him to win. Even with the uphill battle that he will inherit, I love the rawness and reality he addresses.

Now as I read the NY Times, I cringed inside like little ants were eating my intestines for just a second. Palin. What???!? A woman being used as a bate. A woman as conservative as McCain, whose supporting antiabortion bills and yet, she can adamantly state she is for women. But doesn't even allow women to have the freedom to choose what they'd like to do with their own bodies. Ahh... sickening. I have to remain hopeful that America is changing, that we can change it by our vote. By our compassion and desire to want to change the world. I have to stand out now, I have to speak and share.

And moreso, I have to start making more visible changes in my life. I need to be more educated. I need to read more. I need to fight for my communities, and for what is right and to quit getting bogged down by acting "correctly", and earning just money. I need to write more. I lost hope in my writing, but it is one thing I love. A place where I can ignite words, and be passionate because it seems so out of culture to be so ignited by political, spiritual views. I need to live more. We all need to live and feel more. We all need to express and make ourselves heard.

Yeah, and I've heard that phrase. You gotta learn to keep it in. You gotta learn to be conservative. You got cross your ts, and dot you i's. The world outside doesnt care about how you hurt, it's only what you produce. Good for you for saying what you did on the blog.

I know this is long. I'm not typically a blogger, but I read your book, BLACK, WHITE AND JEWISH. I feel in love with it. I feel in love with your journey. I'm PERUVIAN,and WHITE. And I'm bisexual too. So, I googled ya, and discovered you wrote more. And I started to read Baby Love but I can't read it anymore...cause I really want to be a mother. And right now, I'm not financially off and I'm in love with a wonderful woman and it's not as simple. But there will be a way. So, as much as I think it is beautiful right now it's not good for me to read. I read 77 pages though. I'll read your other books. I really respect you as a writer, and a woman, and as a human being. Wishing the best for you and keep writing ... Thanks.

8/29/2008  

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