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Djuna
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Before I start, I want to make it clear that I don't mean to pry or be rude, and of course you don't have to answer this.
It's just that you have had a massive life - you've been raped, you've lost two fingers and your partner was taken from you, to name a few. You set this place up too and you help thousands a day.
And it got me wondering: is it just that I have less experience of life than you, and most lives are like that, or not?
And also I was wondering, would you change a thing? I've always kinda believed that everything happens for some reason, although a lot of things seem not to fit. But maybe all the stuff that's happened to you was meant to happen, so that you'd be able to set this place up?
I guess what I'm trying to say is you're a remarkable person, Heather Corinna, and I was hoping that maybe you could impart some of your wisdom and philosophy. [Smile]

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“In a strange room, before you are emptied for sleep, what are you. And when you are filled with sleep you never were. I don’t know what I am. I don’t know if I am or not... how often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.”

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Heather
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Sorry to be tardy here. I'm not so great at accepting compliments, so I tend to give doing so a low priority. [Smile]

All the same, thank you.

I don't want to go on ad nauseum here about my life, butcha know, there are plenty of people who have led far more charmed lives then mine; there are plenty of people who have had it even harder. Hard to say what "most" lives are like because they vary a lot. But people do die every day, women are raped every few minutes of every day, and people do get into accidents, you know?

I don't really think about if I'd change anything with stuff like that, because it's not like any of those things were choices that I made: they were things that happened to me, all of them quite against my want and will. Regardless, since a do-over isn't optional anyway, again, just not something I give much thought to: I play the hand I'm dealt, like any of us do.

But I don't think I needed any of those things to happen to be where I am right now or do the things that I do. Really, doing what I do here is more of a progression from being a classroom teacher and just being a person in the world, for whom sexuality is obviously an issue.

Sorry if those are kind of bollocksy answers, but like I said, I tend to shy away from compliments: poor trait of mine.

[ 12-19-2006, 10:48 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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Djuna
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*lol*
Thanks. Sorry for my tardyness too.

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“In a strange room, before you are emptied for sleep, what are you. And when you are filled with sleep you never were. I don’t know what I am. I don’t know if I am or not... how often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.”

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