Thursday, May 28, 2009

What friends are for

From Rex Jory:

  • A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you just the way you are.
  • Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget.
  • Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smill spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not still friends.
  • True friends stab you in the front.
  • A true friend is someone who thinks you're a good egg even though they know you are a bit cracked.
  • Life is partly what we make it and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On labour and childbirth

"Natural childbirth has evolved to suit the species, and if mankind chooses to ignore her advice and interfere with her workings we must not complain about the consequences. We have only ourselves to blame."

- Margaret Jowitt

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Last night, I'm talking 'bout last night...

Last night I did something that makes me happy, and added to two other people's happiness. But I can't tell you what it was, nor who it involves. And this makes me annoyed. Why can't I share this with you? Well, it has something to do with something private in my life and to a point I will share these things with my blog but not past this point (boundaries, I do have a few!). And in some ways that annoys me as well. What I did wasn't illegal but even today, in 2009, it is something that is considered not for polite conversation, and outside of the "norm". Therefore I can't share it.

And while I'm at it - if anyone needs a PhD study in anthropology, my group of friends and aquaintences is probably rich pickings. It's complicated and intense and hilarious and heartbreaking all at the same time. And the amusing "A --> B --> C and D -->A and B but not C" details are pretty engrossing as well!

I have a sore throat. I've been away for a weekend with midwives. I've got the baby bug at the moment. Uni is still going. Apart from that, I've knit much of a Rogue - pics to follow once I've unpacked my camera cord.