"Dad," she called, "there's a monster under my bed!"
Her father came in and sat on her bed. "What did you hear?"
"It said I'm a failure, and-"
"Oh. That used to live under my bed."
"When did it leave?"
He smiled. "When you said you loved me."
With a hiss, the monster was gone.
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Liturgist friends! Can anyone remember what episodes @vishnu has spoken about 4 stages of *something*. One of the stages is 'waking up'. I know it's from a book that used to be mentioned a lot but now I cannot remember it!
So if anyone can remember the episode / the 4 stages / the book, that would be great!
@mike I don't know if you'd know what I'm talking about too 🤔
"What more do you want?
The ingredients in our body were assembled in the hearts of long dead stars over billions of years... and have assembled themselves spontaneously into temporary structures that can think and feel and explore. And those structures will decay away at some point. And in a very far future there will be no structures left. So there we are, we exist in this very little window were we can observe this magnificent universe.
Why do you want any more?"
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Notre Dame isn't some confederate statue erected in 1970. This was a world history site. We won't get it back. It's a tragedy, let people grieve. We know the RCC was shit, we know France was shit, but Notre Dame wasn't entirely shit. I'd cry if the Taj Mahal collapsed or if the Hagia Sophia was destroyed, it's not all about religion or the West or whatever you want to make it about. Sometimes it's just about the art and history itself.
All of civilization, all of the things we do on this earth are temporary and mortal and it is painful to admit so. Nothing lasts forever, not even these things that feel like they've been here forever.
I started going to therapy recently. It's been so so fucking good. Because of it, I wound up discussing the 10 year old event where my brother came out to my parents and he was threatened with physical violence and forced back into the closet. We've never talked about it. Ever. I called him, with a heavy heart and told him that I love him and that his sexuality is beautiful. We cried so hard that night. So many walls were torn down and so much peace was restored. I am thankful for restoration.
Contraception & Mental Health
There are other side effects that are making simple things feel like a major effort and inconvenience. I get married in 5 weeks and I want to feel like my full self for that.
I wonder if there are others with similar experiences? Not just with contraception but other medication? How do you respond to the situation? What has been helpful for you?
Contraception & Mental Health
I’ve taken on a new contraception / the implanon. It is places in the arm, works for three years, most effective form of contraception etc etc. sounds like a dream, except I feel so separate from my inner self. I am so far removed that I am more depressed more often and whilst I am quite sure it is the change of hormones affecting my mental health I also am not certain. Its incredibly numbing and painful feeling outside of yourself - no oneness or connection to self
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