24 August 2010 @ 02:18 pm
As many issues as I might have with my job, sometimes, I can honestly say one thing: my coworkers are unendingly awesome.  Rather than let some mechanic shop nickle-and-dime me out of money I frankly don't have, the guys offered to help me out with some car trouble, today. I supply the parts, they take care of the installation. (Though I plan to watch so that I can actually learn to do it myself.)  I was so floored by this, I almost cried.  That's probably stupid and overly emotional, but dammit my eyes watered.
19 May 2010 @ 03:04 pm
Reposting from [livejournal.com profile] darlinleo 's journal, but it's worth it:

Why do I Write? )

~Elie Wiesel, born 1928 and taken as a child to the first of many concentration camps. He was liberated from Buchenwald in April 1945. This particular piece was published originally in the New York Times Book Review, April 14, 1986.
(copied from: Bloom, Lynn Z. (2010). The Essay Connection. Ninth Edition. Boston:Wadsworth. (pp 21-27))

Today seems to be the day I find a bunch of stuff that's so true and touching it nearly brings me to tears.  Or I'm just amazingly hormonal today. IDK.
Current Mood: impressed
19 May 2010 @ 10:09 am
The Best Thing I've Read All Year

This brought me to tears this morning, for one reason or another. Just thought I'd share it.


You’ve been flipping out more than usual lately. Between outer changes and all the stuff that keeps coming to the surface you’re having a hard time maintaining any sense of normalcy. Those close to you haven’t been able to figure it out. If you were to describe it to yourself you would say that nothing seems to matter anymore. The sudden realization that life is totally different than you understood it to be would drive anyone nuts. What feels like too much to deal with is really just you waking up to the fact that it’s time to start living your truth.

-Cal Garrison


Music I cannot embed, darnit: GO HERE AND LISTEN. IT IS AWESOME.