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May. 4th, 2010

cool green cross

actually...

I dont think having a separate journal for this is going to work, so I think I'm going to delete it. If you still want to interact with me you are more than welcome to friend my main journal lost_letters

May. 1st, 2010

Mary and Jesus

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i wanted everything to be perfect for you, I wanted you to come into the world in the calmest, naturalist way possible but now your mother tells me you are breech so she will very probably have to have a cesarean. I can't tell you how freaked out I am about this and how worried I am about you both. But i guess this is my first lesson, that I cant make everything okay for you, that i can't protect you from everything
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ethical shoping

there's a new community called dignified_dress which says on the user info This is a community for people who are serious about what they wear and who want to share a culture (and resources) in which clothing can be an ethical choice. A choice that considers the workers who produce our clothes, the environment that sustains our production of clothes and the women (and men) who wear it.

which is all good if you can afford to buy ethical clothes, lots of people, especially in this economy can't. If people can afford these clothes then good for them but its way too easy to move into a headspace that assumes moral superiority over someone because you have the financial wherewithal to make shopping choices that the don't. if you have four kids and no job you are going to buy your clothes from George/walmart

sometimes environmental/ethical shopping feels like another form of classism, a way of denigrating poor people because they don't make the "right" choices

Apr. 21st, 2010

left wing christian

starting from here

this is not a world I would wish you to be born in. it is a big dark scary place for too many people, It is changing fast and dangerously

But you are being born into this world and I am grateful that you are blessed to be born into the family you are, Your mothers family are a strong, steady, compassionate, loving family, they are the most emotionally healthy family I have ever met, without them, their support and love, I would not be here writing this to you, waiting for you to be born

Like your mother you are lucky, from the day you are born you will be lucky, but you may not always be lucky, you may not always have the privilege the rest of your family has and despite them, despite my love for them i don't know how they will deal with this. You may be disabled, Gay, trans, you may not choose this faith, and some of these things are so out of their frame of reference they wont even know how to talk about it

My job I think is to make you see that god loves you no matter what. That you are and always will be beautiful in gods eyes, who ever you are or choose to be

My job is hold back the dark for you, and when we, myself, your parents, your grandparents, your aunt, fail in that, as we will, my job is to help you patch yourself back together

My job is to help you carve out a space for you to be yourself in and teach you that other people deserve their own space to be themselves in,
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