A Very Rosy Year

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The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.

James Baldwin (via rebeccabriannee)

This is exactly what I tell my students who tell me they don’t fit in with any of the “groups” at school. I tell them, also, that one day they will regard not fitting in as the best sort of good luck. —Nobody

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imnotamisandristbut:

I’m not a misandrist, but a few quick questions:

If men can’t even make their own sandwiches, why are they allowed to make bills in congress?

If men can’t control their own sexual urges, why are they allowed to control nations?

If a woman’s legs/shoulders are enough to distract a man, how can we trust them to stay focused on things like open heart surgery or judging a murder trial?

Again not a misandrist, some of my best friends are guys and i’m even dating one.

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We had a really wonderful unplanned road trip.  L-R Short Sands at York, ME, 1, 2, 3, 4.  Nubble Lighthouse at Cape Neddick, ME, 5, 6, 7. 

We were talking about why we drive so long, and try so hard to get to the shore.  I said it makes me feel like I’m on the end of the earth, which I’m not sure is helpful to 7 and 9 year olds.  They repeated it, though:  “We’re on the end of the Earth!”

What I didn’t say is that it humbles me deeply, and makes me feel like I am but a grain of sand in the vast Universe, and this feels comforting.  It means my problems are transient, my body is perishable, my joys are unattenuated.  Everything exists in the flash of a moment, as the Ocean displays its power to wash it all away, and that, to me, is both freeing and stabilizing.

I feel lucky this year to have had my feet in the waters of the Atlantic and the Pacific.  Next year I’ll add the Mediterranean, hopefully. 

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How to Be Polite

The good thing about politeness is that you can treat these people exactly the same. And then wait to see what happens. You don’t have to have an opinion. You don’t need to make a judgment. I know that doesn’t sound like liberation, because we live and work in an opinion-based economy. But it is. Not having an opinion means not having an obligation. And not being obligated is one of the sweetest of life’s riches.

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cactesse:

thesoftghetto:

Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.

people complain sooo much about social media and “twitter activism” completely ignoring that without social media the only way anyone would know whats going on is through media controlled by straight, white, capitalist men

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