I wonder who will carry his work on now…
I know I haven’t written a lot personally in awhile – just in a bad space. Stuck at home in this ridiculous wheelchair for 2 months, not being able to walk or drive or even take a damn shower by myself. So I have spared everyone the pity party and just remained silent. There are other things going on, too, that will impact my life severely in the next few months – I guess it will be the next chapter of my life. I don’t know. And the not knowing is tortuous. But I thank the powers every day I wake up that I am alive and have my daughter and at least for now, a place to live and food to eat.
Paul Walker’s death hit me so hard – I still can’t believe he’s gone. He was one of my first real “Hollywood Crush’s” – I had that picture of him with his shirt off on the cell phone on the wall in my bedroom forever – it was that picture that started it all with my collection of pictures of hot men, which grew and grew, and when we moved here, I never put them back up, but I did start a Pinterest page that is pretty much the same thing. This video is amazing – it captures every bit of love from the entire Fast and Furious franchise. We miss you, Paul.
This Just Undid 2 Months of Therapy – I don’t know how or why I stumbled across this today – why, why, why – but I sat here in stunned disbelief – I couldn’t watch him anymore – my eyes were too filled with tears, but my ears heard his words and my mind – OMG MY MIND – filled with the images he was reciting as they were done to others that I have read about, heard about and of course, what was done to me. This may be one of the most powerful things I have ever had the chance to listen to – to feel – to encounter – and while it dragged the ugly demons out from their hiding places in my brain, in my soul, in my heart, I hoped – I PRAYED that every man woman and child that walks on this planet could see or hear this just once in their lives – the power in the these words in unlike anything I have ever experience, and I cry not only for me, or for him, but for the countless others who have no voice – who can’t say what is happening to them. THIS GIVES THEM A VOICE!! Share this as many people as you can – ask them to share it – if this can save one person then my job here is done and the pain and the hurt that I went through all over again while listening to these horrors will be worth it. Someone said please no don’t let her see this and I said too late – the damage was done years ago but it never goes away – like the scars on my body, the scars on my soul will remain with me forever – because they were done to me by the people who were supposed to love me. Yes, some were strangers – couldn’t go to a dentist for 30 years because one raped me, but the ones that are buried the deepest – the ones that will never be healed no matter what – those are the ones that came from the people I trusted to keep me safe from the exact thing they ended up doing.
i don’t know what happened to this man – this man with his words – I hope he won that contest or whatever it was, but this video – please. Listen to what he says. HEAR HIS WORDS. Feel his pain because it is tangible through the screen, And if you are affected by this at all – or if you know anyone who is – please gods please let them know they aren’t alone – that there are people who understand and that it will never, ever be alright – but we will survive. We will survive.
I dare you not to start crying. After learning after ALL THESE FUCKING years what I have is PTSD – who the fuck knew?? – I am learning all I can about it. What it is, what causes it, how it’s treated, who can get it – so many many questions and now, so many many answers. Patrick Stewart was my favorite Star Trek commander after William Shatner – James T. Kirk – quick – what is the T for? Bzzzz. Time’s up. This is a side of him I have never seen and never, ever will forgett.
As someone who spent almost 20 years of my life working on a 400 acre biodynamic farm, sending my daughter to the school on the farm, and helping my colleague, Gary Lamb, do research and realize what companies like Monsanto were doing to our foods without knowing the consequences, I began being more and more careful about what I eat and knowing where it came from. “Frankenfood” is one of the scariest things out there, because we DON’T know the long term side effects from what it can do to you or your offspring if you eat it; yet they have have a lock on the farms in this country because of money and politics – of course. GMO‘s have been banned in most European countries for a good reason – there is NO PROOF that these thing are not harmful!! This “commercial” from Chipotle is amazing – I may be eating there more often, if I have to eat out. I urge you to watch and do the same!!
And with Oscar-ready animation from the acclaimed visual effects wizards at MOONBOT Studios set over a score of Fiona Apple covering “Pure Imagination” from the 1971 cult children’s film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, is it any wonder that Chipotle’s “stealth” promo for a free iOS game is already on a fast-track to become one of this year’s most successful marketing campaigns — all without barely mentioning the word “Chipotle.”
Add to that a powerful anti-factory-farming message, and all other ads should just give up:
In a dystopian fantasy world, all food production is controlled by fictional industrial giant Crow Foods. Scarecrows have been displaced from their traditional role of protecting food, and are now servants to the crows and their evil plans to dominate the food system. Dreaming of something better, a lone scarecrow sets out to provide an alternative to the unsustainable processed food from the factory.
Already America’s favorite “Mexican restaurant chain,” Chipotle has shied away from running ads on TV, believing its target audience — Millennials — “are skeptical of brands that perpetuate themselves.”
Since parting ways with its former majority owner McDonald’s, Chipotle has tried even harder to live up to its mission statement of “food with integrity.”
Back in July, for example, the company announced plans to become the first US restaurant chain to strip its menu items of all genetically engineered ingredients.
Chipotle has high hopes that The Scarecrow will officially cement its status as a fast food chain with a brain.
A little PS, if you will:http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/11944-banned-foods.html
Whether or not you were personally effected by the tragic events of 9/11 (is it really THAT long ago?), this is a MUST WATCH video. I am in tears every time I see it.
When I was growing up in NJ, and they built the Twin Towers, I LOATHED them – they ruined “my skyline” with their ugly boxiness, etc. As the years passed, they became just another part of the familiar skyline. I knew people who worked and lived in the vicinity of that area, and also knew one of the men who tried in vain to save the plane that went down in PA. When I first saw the skyline after 9/11, I cried for hours – they weren’t there anymore!! Even though I disliked them in the beginning, they became an integral part of that skyline, and now there was just a gaping whole where they used to be. I stood on an overlook in Weehawken NJ and bawled my eyes out – for all the senseless loss.
More like Wrecked Ball, Miley. Stop. Just. Stahp. Go away, and while you are at it, take Bieber with you. Please. Kthnxbai!! 🙂
I can’t stop listening to this – one of the most powerful things I have ever heard. LISTEN to the words.