Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
The aim of taking space is to ease back into my own body - to recover from the energy I put out in frantic social spaces. And I need to recover sufficiently to feel up to engaging with the housework, right now.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
- Alanis Morissette ‘Not the Doctor’
Here are two other things I never want to forget again:
The subtle joys of listening to the small internal voice of sanity.
That big, dramatic production number that is chaotic girlie emotions is such an overwhelming thing to deal with. It’s so easy to let that take over. The small voice of sanity speaks the whole time, and you hear what it’s saying, but it gets drowned out but these loud, messy emotions. You know the voice is only speaking truth, and healthiness, and dignity. But the emotions promise Wagnerian spectacles – and somehow at the time that’s more compelling.
At a certain point, necessity meant paying closer attention to the voice of reason. And I actually did what it said to. And I felt better. And slowly, it got louder, and started to drown out the dramatics. And my life got less tempestuous, and I felt a lot better for it. Does this mean I’m finally growing up?
No matter how seductive, exciting, delicious and breathtaking (sometimes that’s fear and not swoony chemistry) someone is, if they don’t act like they give a shit about what is actually good and healthy for you, run like the wind.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
What I really need to ask for this year is for better money management skills, and better organisational skills. The problem is that I could easily be asking for mounting debt and even more commitments as challenges for me to experiment on. So if I end the year having a nervous breakdown and facing bankrupcy, I'll only have myself to blame.
On June 2, 1975, a group of sex workers in
The protestors challenged the police to arrest anyone they could identify as a sex worker, making the point being that most sex workers are ordinary people doing a job and cannot be told apart from others. This action led to the modern-day international sex workers’ rights movement, with celebrations for International Whores’ Day taking place across the world.