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I'm on the mend now, I think

America broke my heart Tuesday night. I feel like America cheated on me Tuesday and now it’s being cheered as front-page news. I couldn’t stop crying on Wednesday, but I’m better today. When someone cheats on you, you grieve and then you move on. They say the best revenge is living well and that’s what I plan to do. I’m going to take care of my kids, my husband, my friends, my causes, and myself. I’m going to go on being the kind of caring American I believe in.

Of course America can’t divorce me and I can’t easily divorce it—divorce between citizen and country is rare and difficult—so I plan on a trial separation between “Red America” and myself. It’s not out of hate or spite; it’s out of preservation. I just need to be away from them. I know they see things differently, but to me they represent “the culture of hate and fear”, and I need to be away from that, otherwise I feel like I might say something I regret. Right now I just need to take care of myself and mend my heart.

Starting today I’m working hard for the ideals I believe in:

Knowledge and Learning
Respect and Tolerance for all
Living a simple life that keeps our world healthy (Because without it: we die. I plan on living.)

Everyone take extra good care of yourself!


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Nov. 5th, 2004 12:49 am (UTC)
That sounds like a great plan to me. (((Hugs!)))
Nov. 8th, 2004 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks. And for the chat on the phone and the card too. The Undead really do make the best friends. I'm feeling a lot better now. I had myself fitted for a lovely pair of rose-colored glasses and put myself on a strict diet of mostly books with little-to-no news. The despair is melting away-- mostly.
Nov. 8th, 2004 08:48 pm (UTC)
"The Undead really do make the best friends."

Aside from the occasional brain-eating, we really can be quite loyal. You're welcome! Plus, this ought to cheer you up a little more: Phinnea signed up for NaNoWriMo!

P.S., Would you like me to make you some user icons?
Nov. 8th, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)
Phinnea's doing NaNoWriMo? Yay! I'm excited.

I'd love some user icons, if you have the time. I'm more interested in you finishing your word count each day though.
Nov. 9th, 2004 06:11 pm (UTC)
They don't take all that long. Just let me know what kind of pictures and slogans you'd be interested in.
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