"boy i’m in a great mood!"
"oh, please. you can’t REALLY be in a great mood. there are people out there who just got raises. people just got married. people are being reunited with their families right now. how dare you say you’re happy."
The equivalent of someone saying you can’t be sad because other people have it worse than you.
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The swimming pool temporarily effed me up..
They smirk through their teeth.
“I am a poet.” They laugh.
“What do you write about?” They ask
with eyes full of disdain.
“I write about love,” I say, “and
politics, and feminism, and
the world and myself.” They laugh
again. “Love.” they echo
like it is the most simple thing,
like it is the only thing to fall from my mouth.
“Of course. You’re a woman.”
What does that mean? I think
to myself. “What does that mean?”
I ask their wolfish teeth.
They sip their whisky, loosen the top
button of their shirt
and look at me like I am five years old.
“You are a woman. You are not
a poet. You are a woman who wants
to write the way men can and do.
You are not a poet.”
It is then my turn to smile.
“I am a human being,” I explain
as slowly as I can,
as though I am teaching a very small
baby to drink from a bottle,
“I am a human being,
but my veins are full of fire,
and when I put my hands on paper
it bleeds out as poetry.
I write about love. Love writes
itself out of my fingers
because it is too powerful to be contained
in my heart.
You are foolish men. You are scared
Because you do know that women
can do exactly what men can.
I pity you so, because you also know that
A woman with a voice is more powerful
and more dangerous than any man
with a thousand voices,
and you are so scared.
You guys, we met the awesome adult link again this year at NDK! My little Link was thrilled. Here are some of my favorites.
Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.
Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!
I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
- Autumn In The White Carpathians
- Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
- Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
- Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan
- Autumn Path
- Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
- Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
- Dark Hedges In Ireland
- Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
- Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
There’s a difference between somebody who wants you and somebody who would do anything to keep you.