The dead don't rise like yeast or dough oh no the dead rise like a grumpy yeti with nails clawing and voice squalling from the icy pits of hell. marandarussell.com
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Thoth gave us words Thoth gave us magic Thoth was smart enough to know Both could be tragic.
It’s been a minute since I just did a life update, so let’s take a minute to do so! I’ll break it up into categories for ease:
Physical health – Thank God, the Topamax increase seems to have helped the migraines quite a bit. They aren’t gone entirely, but have been much better lately. Still having some digestive issues, so I’m seeing the GI doctor soon. We suspect Gastroparesis or some other motility disorder might be at play. I’ve already been following a gastroparesis diet and it has been helping my symptoms, but we won’t know till I get a test obviously. That condition is really common with Ehlers Danlos though.
Mental health – Uh, all over the place. Anxiety like crazy. Kinda hyper. Hard to concentrate and focus…that one has been a real pain lately. Even getting stuff like this done isn’t easy. My brain wants to go in fifty million directions, none of them what they are supposed to be doing. Depression too, but kind of medium level. Like just the blahs. Apathetic. Need constant positive stimuli to not start feeling blah again, but that isn’t reality, is it?
My writing – Finally, some good news!!! First off, I was contacted by a music professor at Central Washington University in Washington state who wants to use one of my poems to set to music for a project she and her colleagues and a few students are working on. They will compose music for the poem (for instrument and voice) and then put together a concert music video for it (because covid and all I assume) and it will be released in April. Of course, I will be credited for my part in the project, and will share the video when I can.
Also, I just got an email today that the educational resources website Twinkl has chosen my blog to be one of their Top Autism Blogs of 2020! They get pretty high traffic on their site, so it is quite an honor and I’m psyched about it!
Kindred spirits unconscious of any existential separation - twine together like the layers of a friendship bracelet, never to unravel or fray, no matter how often they are worn.
Sherlock once told me, "One should keep the furniture put away in the library if they wish to hasten enlightenment, or satisfy an extreme love of solitude."
The fear of woman will prove harmful to masculinity. Treating her as an individual, a cosmos, a sphere entirely unto her own emancipates femininity and brings balance to the source.
Everywhere I go I hear warnings about the dangers of selling your soul, but here I am pouring mine out day after day and I can't even GIVE it away!
Here is another quote I wrote for a quotation contest/art exhibit. The subject for this one was bullying, something I unfortunately have quite a bit of experience with personally. Do you think my quote captures the feeling of being bullied honestly? I know sometimes it is more than one person doing the bullying, but typically there is one main bully (a ring leader shall we say) and the rest are just minions who are also afraid of crossing the big bad bully. At least that has been my experience.