Archive for December, 2010

these hips are big hips.
they need space to
move around in.
they don’t fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.
they don’t like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top!

I AM AN EMOTIONAL CREATURE

I love being a girl.
I can feel what you’re feeling
as you’re feeling it inside
the feeling
before.
I am an emotional creature.
Things do not come to me
as intellectual theories or hard-shaped ideas.
They pulse through my organs and legs
and burn up my ears.
I know when your girlfriend’s really pissed off
even though she appears to give you what
you want.
I know when a storm is coming.
I can feel the invisible stirrings in the air.
I can tell you he won’t call back.
It’s a vibe I share.

I am an emotional creature.
I love that I do not take things lightly.
Everything is intense to me.
The way I walk in the street.
The way my mother wakes me up.
The way I hear bad news.
The way it’s unbearable when I lose.

An excerpt from Eve Ensler’s book I am an Emotional Creature.

Eve Ensler has also written:

The Vagina Monologues

Necessary Targets

The Good Body

Insecure at Last

A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (editor)

Ensler is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls. And she is one of my role models. Rock on woman.

VDAY: A Global Movement

Buy I am an Emotional Creature (it\’s AMAZING!)

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Going Home

Posted: December 29, 2010 in Uncategorized
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My goodness, as the year comes to an end, it’s really quite amazing to look back and see where life has taken you, in a year, in a few months, even in a few days. Finding happiness in which you feel as though you were walking on top of the clouds; giving up, or rather sharing a great power with someone you very much care for, having to endure the depths of the temporary, but long and painful loss of best friends; yet gaining a stronger kinship which was waiting there all along; salvaging a relationship and means of understanding with someone who really does mean something to you–no matter where they are or where they’ve been or where they’re going; finally conquering great success with the help of relentless determination and after countless mistakes; staying on the path you’ve created; knowing that you never really strayed that far–but if that changes in the future, you can always find your way back to the dream that was created; to have met someone brand new, watch as they grow, learn who they are, hold their questions in your arms; understanding the deep, dark corners of the earth in which fear and anger are kindled; finding more evidence to your purpose; losing part of your passion for someone, without quite knowing where they’ve hidden it; and lastly, unlocking more doors that lead to the untrodden hills of your future. In the wake of these experiences, the feeling, the emotion: the pain, the anguish, the joy, the stress, the tears and the laughter, searching for those answers, for new questions, for more knowledge, more risk, that’s the ultimate goal for the next 12 months; let’s hope we make some progess! 2010, it’s been an interesting experience to say the least. I have a pinch of fear in wondering what my decisions in the coming year will lead to, or rather, what other mischief I can get into…