✞ I told her about the big snake of the world that was coiled in the earth like a worm in an apple and would someday nudge up a hill to be thereafter known as Snake Hill and fold out upon the plain a hundred miles long and devouring as it went along. I told her this snake was Satan.
— Jack Kerouac
“Remember the Time” by Michael Jackson.
We always hurt the ones we love
Through the manifestations of my illness, I hurt the people I love. Or I cause them to hurt themselves, because they feel guilt over my illness. I can’t talk them out of their guilt, because in a horrific way I don’t want to be the only one feeling pain, and they can’t talk me out of my illness, because of what it is.
It is what it is. But the self-hatred grows, and in this way it feeds itself, like an automatic pistol reloading, reloading and…
✞ Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.