for love of the world

abstract-art-original-painting-winter-cold-by-madart-megan-duncansonFor Love Of The World

Charlotte Tall Mountain

 

For the love of a tree,
she went out on a limb.

For the love of the sea,
she rocked the boat.

For the love of the earth,
she dug deeper.

For the love of community,
she mended fences.

For the love of the stars,
she let her light shine.

For the love of spirit,
she nurtured her soul.

For the love of a good time,
she sowed seeds of happiness.

For the love of the Goddess,
she drew down the moon.

For the love of nature,
she made compost.

For the love of a good meal,
she gave thanks.

For the love of family,
she reconciled differences.

For the love of creativity,
she entertained new possibilities.

For the love of her enemies,
she suspended judgment.

For the love of herself,
she acknowledged her worth.

And the world was richer for her.

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feminism from pat robertson

This man is a moron, and each time he opens his mouth he paints himself more and more in this light. Recently, he told his followers on the popular “700 Club” TV show that gays in San Francisco are you to “getcha” with a ring that will cut you when you shake their hand and thus get AIDS. I don’t know whether to laugh at his stupidity or cry because people actually watch him, listen to him, believe him. This is a man who mainstream Christianity lets speak for all of them; this man is one of their role models. c

 

feminism (pat robertson)

 

 

we are feminists

Feminism is not a bad word, or at least it should not have a negative cogitation. It’s simply the idea that women are people too, and should be treated with the same respect, and have access to the same rights, as male counterparts. It’s not hard to see that women are suffering in our world for being female.

Why We are Feminists

fallen disney princesses

Photo by Dina Goldstein

I found this amazingly captivating series of photos over on one of the many blogs I follow, Adventures and Musing of a Hedgewitch, and they’ve left me kind of speechless. Each photo, by photographer Dina Goldstein, depicts a Disney princess minus her happily-ever-after ending in a very brutal but realistic real-world way. Take a look at the pictures, even if you don’t read Ms. Goldstein’s recounting of each experience. They’re very well done and pack quite an emotional punch, especially if you grew up watching these princesses like I did. They illustrate quite clearly the differences between stories and real life.

What are your take away thoughts? First impressions? Second impressions?