The past is gone, and cannot harm you anymore. And while the future is coming for you, it always flinches first and settles in as the gentle present.
I’d never, ever hurt a lady but I’d be happy to punch a feminist.
It’d bring me great joy.
I’m 6’2 and weigh 180lbs
ready when you are
Or if you’d like to have some more options….
and have 9 years of combined martial arts training and 3 years of being a Line Backer in football.
Just in case you are looking for variety.
what about a lady and a feminist. warning, combatives certified soldier.
I paid attention in my astro lecture for the first time in weeks.
who you are in high school is not who you will be in college and who you are in college is not who you will be when you are 30.
when you accept that you are malleable and ever-changing, you will be less resistant to new ways of thinking and being and you will grow into the beautiful person you are meant to become.
resist the urge to remain stagnant. there are always things to learn about the world and yourself. let yourself learn them.
My 8-year-old came rushing into my bedroom at 11:14 last night, “I’m so glad you’re awake!”
"Why?! What’s wrong?"
He held up a book, “Did you know that there are galaxies 13 BILLION light years away from the Milky Way?”
"I did not know that, no."
"DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?"
"The universe is enormous?" I asked.
"Well, yeah, of course. But it MEANS that if there is life in those galaxies and if they have super powerful telescopes, they could WATCH THE EARTH BEING FORMED!"
"Huh? I don’t understand." (I actually did understand, but I wanted to be sure he did.)
He sat down on the edge of my bed, “Okay, so light travels really really fast, right?” His hands flew through the air to illustrate the point. “And a ‘light year’ is how far light can travel in a year. Got it?”
"I got it."
"These galaxies," he pointed to a picture in his book, "are 13 BILLION light years away. It took their light 13 BILLION years to get here. Got it?"
"I got it."
"So if there are creatures there, looking over at us, our light would take 13 billion years to get THERE too," he jumped up from the bed and looked out the window.
"But the earth isn’t 13 billion years old. It’s only about four and a half billion years old," I said.
He spun around and smiled hugely, “EXACTLY!! So in…” he furrowed his brow and counted on his fingers, “about eight and a half billion years, they can look through their telescopes (if they have them) and watch our sun explode and create the earth! From DUST! STAR DUST! They could WATCH IT HAPPENING.”
"That is really, really cool. I suppose that means we can watch planets being created as well, huh? Watch the beginning of new life?"
He grinned and nodded then turned to look out the window again. “That’s what I’m going to do, Mom. I’m going to go to the stars and watch new life begin.” ~JJ