There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket - safe, dark, motionless, airless - it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.
I believe that the most lawless and inordinate loves are less contrary to God’s will than a self-invited and self-protective lovelessness. It is like hiding the talent in a napkin and for much the same reason: “I knew thee that thou wert a hard man.” Christ did not teach and suffer that we might become, even in the natural loves, more careful of our own happiness. If a man is not uncalculating towards the earthly beloveds whom he has seen, he is none the more likely to be so towards God whom he has not. We shall draw nearer to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armour. If our hearts need to be broken, and if he chooses this as the way in which they should break, so be it.
”—The Four Loves, by C. S. Lewis. Chapter VI: Charity
I’ve been using a mind palace since my teens and never thought it odd until I saw tumblr’s reaction to Sherlock’s use of the technique. A couple days ago I found myself building an extension in order to cram for my philosophy exam the following day and I figured I’d…
*sideeyes* Is there something you want to say here.
Hrm. I mostly don’t have anything that I despretly want to say to any of my exes in that capacity. Well. *considers* Nope. There’s a couple things I’d like to say to one of them, but not entirely in her capacity as my ex. *rolls eyes at self* I have some things I’d like to say to myself about my exes, tho.
13. Your opinion about your body and how comfortable you are with it
Hah. Hrm. I’m lucky in that my body does not contradict my sense of self in any meaningful way. I’ve also always felt very— rooted, I suppose, in my body. I’m a super physical person.I like to go and do and I’m a very much a toucher.
As for my comfort level, well, you’ve probably picked up a bit on this, Maskedfangirl, as you’ve done the gym n’at with me before, but I’m very comfortable in my skin. I’ll change in front of people, wander around in minimal clothes, like shopping for clothes and dressing up, etc. I tend to be restrained more by a sense of appropriate then a sense of body-shyness. I’m not always confident that my body is attractive to others, but that’s. A different issue from being comfortable in my body.
It’s time to get the fandom off of the internet, and bring it into the real world! The number of Minnesotan Sherlockians I know of on here increases every day, and Sylph-of-rage and I were thinking that a Sherlockian get-together would be nice indeed.
So here is what we’re thinking
WHAT: Sherlockian meet up at MOA!
WHEN: Saturday, Febuary 11th. 1 PM to 6 PM.
WHERE: The Mall of America, 4th floor, near the elevators.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: We’ll meet up near the elevators at 1:00 (4th floor seems convenient, since there isn’t as much hustle and bustle, so we won’t stop the flow of traffic by standing up there waiting), and I assume we’ll proceed to wander around after waiting for a bit. If anyone does plan on showing up later on, I’d be willing to provide my cell number so that we can find each other.Look at me, Mum. Giving internet strangers my phone number. I’m a rebel.
Please reblog to spread the word! Tag any fellow Minnesotans you know of.
It will be fun! Let’s make this happen!
ON A PERSONAL SIDE NOTE:
For all those lovely Minnesotans who are 21+, later the same evening Brit’s Pub downtown is having a wonderful sounding event.
Do you ever feel like a Sherlock fan Crying on a Roof wanting to eat some Jam? Do you ever feel like a Whovian? Watching Rory die time and time again
Do you ever feel the Supernatural You smell the sulfur, so you get the motherfucking salt? Did you know that there’s a place for you? There’s others just like you.
You gotta enter, your password, and username. Then scroll and see the Tumblr memes
‘Cause baby I’m a fandom girl The coolest kind in all the world I’ll turn your heteroh-oh-oh into homosexual-al-al Baby, I’m a fandom girl I’ll show you how I see the world I’ll turn your platoni-i-ic Into begging for some di-i-ick
Here’s proof that Dean and Cas are just as canon as Arthur and Merlin, the warlock and his prat You see the parallels between Destiel And Shwatsonlock the time that Sherlock fell
I’ll beg you to ignore all of the shipping wars If you like Ten/Master or if Amy Pond is a whore But the Avengers, never pretend there’s nothing between Steve and Tony
Fuck you, I won a BAFTA twi-i-ice If two characters fi-i-ight It means they’re fucking at ni-i-ight
‘Cause baby I’m fandom’s bitch I won’t apologize for this I’ll turn your heteroh-oh-oh into homosexual-al-al It seems these characters are sluts But I love Tumblr too much I’ll turn your platoni-i-ic Into begging for some di-i-ick
THIS IS REAL. THIS IS ME!
OH MY GOD IN A FREAKING TRENCHCOAT
/STAND AND FUCKING APPLAUDS, JFC
HOW DO I GET THIS ON MY IPOD. I LUFFS IT AND WANTS IT.
guys, i love my martial art so much, and i love my particular dojang even more.
my school is run by some awesome teachers. one of the first times i went there, when i was trying it out, both the head instructor (a guy with an intimidate check of something like 1000) and the assistant instructor (they’re a married pair, like so many martial art schools) were wearing NOH8 t-shirts under their dobaks.
i have never felt uncomfortable at this school, even when i’m failing super hard at something everyone else gets, or getting very up close and personal with someone in the course of throwing them.
this is my school demo-ing at the ren fest. yes, the ren fest. one of the other common places they demo are roller girls half time shows, and anime conventions.
i love that my dojang is full of nerds. i love that my dojang always cheerfully does that next set of pushups. i love that our grandmaster will show up when you are least expecting it and you’ll be so startled you’ll scramble for your etiquette. i love tournaments and meeting other people from other schools. i love that no-one is done learning, ever.