May 25, 2005

Welcome Me to the 21st Century

Can I just take a moment and sing the praises of a laptop, wireless, and iTunes?

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May 23, 2005

I Can Talk About My Mamma, But You Can't Talk About My Mamma

It has taken two years of therapy, realizing the weight of parenting, grasping the grace of God, and ten good years of "real" adult life to understand my mother in terms of her humanity rather than her failures.

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May 20, 2005

Galaxy Girls

I have avoided reading any reviews, private or professional, about Revenge of the Sith. It hasn't been easy to keep my eyes from catching the, uhh, less than stellar three word reviews.

In approximately one hour, I will begin my wait with E and two of her friends in order to secure the best possible seats for the 7:00 show. At least I can indulge in watching my daughter have a good time with friends, eat Milk Duds and theater popcorn, drink a Coke, and have Jr. Mints. Those will be more than consolation for the disappointing show.

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May 17, 2005

Water into Wine

Rebuilding a blog takes some time, so I expect the banner to be back up soon, as well as the other little trinkets I collected over the past two years (next month). Ahem, and uh, the "Blogs for Bush" button will be over there, too.

At the suggestion of a friend, I picked up Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. I must confess that I rarely read the introductions in books, but the title "Just This Side of Byzantium" grabbed my eyes and demanded my attention. I have returned to this paragraph several times since reading it last evening:

"I was gathering images all my life, storing them away, and forgetting them. Somehow, I had to send myself back, with words as catalysts, to open the memories out and see what they had to offer."

I desperately need a sweet distraction at this time in my life, and thanks to the recommendation from the friend, I think I have found it.

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May 12, 2005

Not Quite

So three weeks later, I am back. There is much that I want to discuss, but simply cannot do so.

Allow me to say that I have learned who my friends are, and who they are not. I think people easily forget the fraility of humanity. The person with whom you are familiar as the author of this blog, Rae, is a persona, that is for the most part completely accurate. However, it is not "me." It is my consciousness made tangible. It is sometimes a record of my comings and goings, but it isn't inherently me. It has been said that I need "recognition" and that people who blog, who tell such personal things about themselves to the world, must be in that category of people who need too much damned attention.

I strived to maintain a respectful level and boundary of privacy for the people in my life whom I love. But when it all comes down to it, you only know about me what I want you to know. This blog isn't me. The thoughts collected here are facets of the complexities of me, but most certainly not the entirety.

There will be some who will wrongly judge because of their own paradigms, convictions, personal experience and varying levels of capacity to empathize or understand. I do my best to generously distribute the benefit of charity in seeking to examine the motives of people. There are; however, some whose intent is obvious self-righteous and malevolent justification.

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May 11, 2005

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