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Does Your Emotional Baggage Fit in the Overhead Compartment?
I am a good girl
I am not a fuck up
I graduated 8th in my class
They don’t give any awards for that but there were at least 200 people behind me so fuck you if 8 does not impress you
I am a good girl
I went to college
Three in fact
There and back again on the map of the United States
I did not bury myself in the snows of Western Massachusetts and doesn’t that count for something
I’ve been thinking a lot about touch, lately. About how it feels to be touched or not touched, about how permitting or denying someone contact can change a relationship.
I love touch. I love holding hands and playing with hair and touching someone’s face- they are gestures that I employ both casually and intimately. Being near another person makes me feel relaxed and alive. Touch can be a tangible way to express something intangible- affection, admiration. It’s a way to let my guard down, to be vulnerable.
My desire to be touched turns in on itself sometimes. In times of high stress and not enough connection more than once I’ve scratched my skin raw. I do it without thinking. I turn in on myself first, against my body, in all the ways that hurt most.Read more
COME ON! CARRY THE FUCKING BALL!
To say that I don’t believe
in organized sports
Would be to give
too much attention
To organized sports
I give them zero thought.
he loved this goddamn hopeless team
I express enthusiasm
Her hands were restless. They endlessly inched their way closer to my hips, my thigh, my hair, in spite of my embarrassing reflex to cringe away from their steady outstretching. Her fingers were always extended, desperately reaching for something more, something bigger, even and especially when…
This is beautiful and you should read it.al,
I recently heard a Professor say, “You can only be a Marxist in college, so enjoy it while you can!” I don’t know if she meant that college is the only time it is socially acceptable to be a Marxist, that in the ‘real world’ Marxism is impractical, or some combination of the two. In any case, the implication remains the same— only the young can be radical. I would like to say that this is untrue, that anyone can be radical, that radicalism is timeless, but I can come up with no real evidence to support that idea. Anyone can think and believe radical things, but it appears that when it comes to doing, radicalism is reserved for the youth. What then does it mean to be young and radical?
Vince Gillian - Creator of Breaking Bad
In two weeks I’ll have the opportunity to read some of my writing in a showcase, along with two other undergrads and 5 or 6 graduate students. I am totally thrilled– MY WRITING WILL HAVE AN AUDIENCE. And what’s more authorial than doing a reading? Plus, being in undergrad in a showcase consisting mostly of grad students is really terrific.
Which brings me to the crux of this post– what the hell am I going to read? I have plenty of writing, so options isn’t a problem, but how do I pick? [read more]