Healing Quotes Littles 303

“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.”
~ Hans Fróði Hansen

My Bestest Friend Emailed Me! :)

My bestest online friend of all time, my beloved Fish, emailed me recently. It made me smile and cry at the same time. It always happens like that. I have received several emails from her lately. I am so excited and so happy. She wrote thanks for not forgetting me. I could never forget you sweet fish.

I am now trying to figure out what to say about my life and stuff, I always seem to draw a blank lately when trying to email peeps. And even worse, now, having trouble figuring out what to write for new posts here.

We met online about twelve years ago! She is so sweet and wonderful and oh my god! if you think that I am those things, please believe me she is all that and more. She is one of my friends that I refer to as Angel Spirits. I have only known four Angel Spirits and she is one of them.

My friend Fish has lots of health issues and we had not been in contact in a while. But I have a photo she sent me some years ago, of herself, and I have it sitting on my desk next to my computer monitor screen and I look at it at least a hundred times a day. :) I also have several greeting cards she has sent, taped up so I can see them each day, even though they were sent some time ago, they each make me feel happy, they each make me smile.

I wish that you all had such a wonderful friend as her. But you can’t have her. She’s my best friend.

Healing Quotes Littles 301-302

“I feel that poetry is going on all the time inside, an underground stream.”
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~ John Ashbery, from an interview ”The Art of Poetry, No. 33,” The Paris Review (Winter 1983, No. 90)
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“I feel so intensely the delights of shutting oneself up in a little world of one’s own, with pictures and music and everything beautiful.”
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~ Virginia Woolf

Reblogged: True Facts Our Abuse-Culture Doesn’t Want You to Know

Reblogged from here:
“You have inherent worth. You don’t have to do anything to prove it, just existing is enough.
You deserve love, support and respect all the time. Not just when you did something particularly agreeable, not just when the person is in a good mood or physically and mentally well or is treated by others respectfully; you deserve to be treated well ALL THE TIME.
You deserve to freely express your emotions and speak your own realities without fear of retaliation or shame.
You deserve to be able to tell someone why you don’t like how they’re treating you and a) not fear retaliation, intimidation, violence or emotional manipulation because of it, and b) actually have that person listen, take it to heart, and then change their behavior accordingly.
You deserve autonomy over yourself. You deserve to think, feel, say, wear, do, and associate with what or whomever you want without any outside pressure or control. [Clearly you aren’t free to infring on the rights of others or treat them oppressively, but pretty much everything else is up to you and your best judgement.]
You deserve to put yourself first. You deserve to have your life be about you. Everyone else can come after.
You deserve space when you need space.
You deserve to reach out to whoever you want for support.
Your emotions and experiences are valid.
You are important.
You deserve to defend yourself and fight tooth and nail to ensure that the above points are acknowledged and respected.
You deserve to to have your body, identity, beliefs, history, heritage, community and individual struggles respected by default. You deserve to never have to defend, apologize for, or hide who and what you are, what your body looks like or what you believe in. [The exception is if any of that is oppressive to others. Whiteness as a construct and white supremacy are not cultures, they are bigotry, hatred and oppression and those things do not deserve respect.]
You deserve complete control over who you associate with. You deserve to cut off communication with anyone if you feel that is the healthiest decision for you. You don’t need to justify that decision to anyone but yourself.
You deserve complete control over what information you choose to disclose to others about your body, your history, and your identities. You can be out if you want, you can be closeted if you want. You don’t owe anyone anything and you’re allowed to withhold any and all information about yourself that you’re uncomfortable sharing or that may put you at risk or in danger. [The exception to this is if withholding information that could have a direct impact on others, for example, not telling a potential sexual partner about your STD status. If it doesn’t affect them, it isn’t any of their business and you deserve to keep it to yourself if you want without fear of retaliation, guilt or shame.
You are perfect exactly the way you are.
You deserve to survive. No matter how many times you may have fucked up in the past, or how “worthless” this oppressive society may tell you you are, you have infinite value by default, you have the right to choose how to live your life, and you deserve to live and be happy.”

Healing Poems 89

It’s all I have to bring today
It’s all I have to bring today–
This, and my heart beside–
This, and my heart, and all the fields–
And all the meadows wide–
Be sure you count–should I forget
Some one the sum could tell–
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.
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~ Emily Dickinson

Healing Quotes Littles 300

“Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.”

~ Rumi