For some reason, there is a vision of myself in my head of a girl, soft and sweet and quiet, introverted and awkward. Interested in books more than people, aloof like a cat, fragile and gentle and weak. A little flower child, and delicate. A warm, homey kind of person, baking and sewing and staying … Continue reading Changing My Self-Image
I am an activist, through and through. It's stitched into my soul, entwined with my vital organs. If injustice is happening, I will fight it, to the best of my ability. I can't just stand by. Forcing me to be compliant in the oppression of others would tear me in two. (It's an INFP thing, … Continue reading Thoughts On Activism
Those poems that cut right down to the heart of you and leave burning residue up next to your bones. Wild animals, uncaged and close enough that you can meet their eyes. Existing in the same space as you, but unconcerned with you. Very early mornings, when the wind is cool and you are alone … Continue reading An Incomplete List Of Sacred Things
Look, guys, it's midnight and I'm reading poetry, so it's time for me to be emotional about how much I love the entire planet and everything and everyone on it and everything not on it. The entire universe, as a concept, the infinity of space and time. I love?? everything?? Like. Come on. I'm not religious. I'm … Continue reading I Love Everyone In This Bar
Hey, guys! I'm taking on the 52 Short Stories in 52 Weeks challenge. It's based on something the author Ray Bradbury recommends: "The best hygiene for beginning writers or intermediate writers, is to write a hell of a lot of short stories. If you write one short story a week, doesn’t matter what the quality is … Continue reading 52 Stories in 52 Weeks.
This isn't as deeply philosophical as you probably think. I just wanted to talk about how I differentiate between personal morality (honor) and objective morality. Hmm. I'm not really sure how to put this. It's something like this: As a matter of honor, I feel that it is my duty to protect those less fortunate … Continue reading Honor vs. Morality
Breathe deep. Deeper. Let it out. Keep breathing and don't stop. This is the first thing you need to do, and the most important. There's a point at which jokes about suicide stop being jokes. You have an entire life to live for, and there's nothing so bad you can't bear it. It's anxiety, remember? … Continue reading To Myself: A Reminder.