Helen, your summary was beautiful! What I love about it is that it takes what seem like such dramas some days, and reminds us that we are all experiencing...what it is to be human. The struggles that we share, and that differentiate us. Some days are hell and despair; some days are beauty and joy.
|Oh - I've been meaning to ask - can someone tell me what "ETA" means when used in posts? I'm familiar with it when checking flight status...but this is clearly different. Thanks!|
I've got craziness surrounding birth. I could really go on all day about it. The upshot is this: Bear is the last baby, but if I was ever to have another, I'd want to UC. The whole MRSA thing left me thinking that damn near anything would have been better. : I won't interject the rest of my issues at this point; I've hashed and rehashed and I think I'm cool these days.
Lauren, I'm glad you and yours are home safe. It's a good deal.
So I blogged about Gaian Mind a bit. I'm looking forward to working future festivals and hanging out, but I still think I'll probably skip Gaian Mind. That said, I furthered my efforts on the "win friends and influence people" front, which was fan-freaking-tastic. I love getting out and socializing and not feeling like I have to hide aspects of my life. It's such a rare thing for me to be able to simultaneously be a mother, a pagan, a freak, a geek, a lover, a friend, a party animal, an insomniac... and not have people look at one aspect and just *freak* at the thought of another. That's what I love most, I think-- I can really be myself for the first time without hiding bits or worrying that I'm going to scare someone or lose credibility with someone. It's so nice.