Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Growing Up

"The truth about our childhood is stored up in our body, and although we can repress it, we can never alter it. Our intellect can be deceived, our feelings manipulated, our perceptions confused, and our body tricked with medication. But someday the body will present its bill, for it is as incorruptible as a child who, still whole in spirit, will accept no compromises or excuses, and it will not stop tormenting us until we stop evading the truth."

-Alice Miller

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Ask the Friend for love.
Ask Him again.

For I have learned that every heart will get
What it prays for

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


"Learning to live is learning to let go."
-Tibetan Book of Living & Dying

Monday, May 9, 2011


It is the worst lie to believe that someone can't change, because, cheesy as it sounds, change is the only constant.

I went to see my doctor last week, and he told me it was the right thing for me to leave school, because if I had stayed, I would only have become an instrument of society, and would not have lived my life as Julia. I thought it was kind of him to say that, as he is obviously part of the profession I chose not to be apart of. Shows that there are still good and caring doctors out there.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Poetry of Walt Whitman

From the Thoughts Cluster

Of persons arrived at high positions, ceremonies, wealth,
scholarships, and the like,
To me, all that those persons have arrived at, sinks away from them,
except as it results to their bodies and Souls,
So that often to me they appear gaunt and naked,
And often, to me, each one mocks the others, and mocks himself
or herself,
And of each one, the core of life, namely happiness, is full
of the rotten excrement of maggots,
And often, to me, those men and women pass unwittingly
the true realities of life, and go toward false realities,
And often, to me, they are alive after what custom has served them,
but nothing more,
And often, to me, they are sad, hasty, unwaked sonnambules,
walking the dusk.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Interview with Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner is the author of The Geography of Bliss.

Interviewer: But can't we be happy anywhere?

Eric Weiner: No, I don't think so. Not any more than we could be happy married to just anyone. And that is one of the great shortcomings of the "self-help industrial complex." We're told, again and again, to look inward when much of our happiness depends on our environment. Change your environment and you can change your life. This isn't running away from your problems but simply recognizing that where we are affects who we are.