"In the end, I wanted to wake up sea foam.
I didn’t want these legs anymore that carry me
uselessly from house to house, searching for lost love.
I wore dresses that covered up the pale lengths,
in sea greens and azure blues, wove seashells into hair
and sang on a rock. None of it did any good.
Once, I would have died for you. I changed, I did,
and all just for one kiss, one touch, should it have burned
so much? I miss cool scales, the constant wet embrace,
the skittering tips of tsunami. While you
were out catching fish, with your tangled nets,
I was watching you, wishing for a different body, one to
It never did me any good. So I will wait for the ocean’s promise:
that once again I will end up on this beach, disintegrate,
spatter away into the essences of salt, sand, earth.
A waste of skin and scale, but at least once again
I will be part of the dance, the maternal water
carrying me home."
Jeannine Hall Gailey,
"The Little Mermaid Has No Regrets," from She Returns to the Floating World
(Source: lifeinpoetry, via elucipher)
#the a to z
i’m at a weird point in my writing. i finished the second draft of my completed manuscript, but i’m not really sure what to do with it now. i mean, obviously more revisions are needed. but i thought i would be more excited about the state that its in now. i made all these really great changes that i thought made it a better story, but i’m wondering if its all a futile effort. maybe it was a terrible idea to begin with.
and i’m having a hard time motivating myself to work on my other manuscripts. and nanowrimo is coming up, but i don’t think i’m doing it this year because i’m going to be on vacation at the beginning of the month, and i just don’t think it works that well for me. i contemplated working on something that was not a novel, maybe a couple short stories, or even a comic book, but i’m not sure.
but i got a little annoyed with this limbo point i’m in, and decided rather impulsively to submit one of my stories to strange horizons. i’m a little concerned that i’m aiming to high, but whatever, why the hell not. i don’t have any really serious expectations about it, i guess i just got an urge to put myself out there, instead of sitting on my work. it’ll be a long time before i have a full length novel that’s suitable for human eyes, but if i can manage it with a short story i might as well try.
#the book of life
i think this could be useful for the people who is not totally sure about spend their money in this movie, it has their good and bad points, but generally is a great movie, so please, let’s show them that “An Hispanic story” can be as good as any other one, or even better!.
I met this twerking, albino Raven named Pearl today. It is only one of four known albino Ravens in the whole world.
Pearl lives in this woman’s house. The handler has a permit, and the bird is property of the government (like hawks and falcons). She is affiliated with the California Wildlife Center. Every time the handler stopped petting Pearl she started cawing. She really likes affection.
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Cacao is gross, but the grosser the better for you, tbh. 90-95% is what I try to find. If you can blend it into a protein shake, more power to you.
Also, fish oil helps polish off the creaky parts. And they make non-burping supplements so you don’t go around emitting fish breath all day. Just, for the love of god, keep them at room temperature.
Omg, I tried fish oil a while back as my doctor recommended it as a digestive cleanse. It did pretty much the opposite of cleansing. Well, I hear that it can block you up for a little while before it actually starts working properly, but I could not get past that first part, it was straight up painful.
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Bananas and spinach and/or cacao. HUGE for muscle function and tendon, & ligament strength. Potassium and magnesium are bread and butter, especially for exercises that require maintaining certain positions like you’re doing.
Hope I’m not being presumptuous in offering that little tid bit. I just went through many deep aches and pains w/ my stuff, and those helped a LOT. :-)
No, I totally appreciate it. I do try to eat bananas a lot. I hate spinach, but cacao I can definitely do, I was actually thinking of incorporating protein shakes into my routine anyway. Honestly, I could use all the help I can get, I’ve always been very healthy naturally so I don’t really know how to take care of myself when I need it.