I’m getting ready to fly to San Francisco (yay for Mexican food and the ocean!!) and I have been working like mad, which means my hands are hurting. (Boo for carpal tunnel!!)
So since I’ve been getting pretty serious lately, writing about race relations and depression, I decided to give us all a break.
Here are some of my favorite clips from movies I love, and in many cases have watched again and again.
1. Jamie proposes to Aurelia, Love Actually – I don’t care how cheesy this scene might appear, it brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it. If you haven’t, for some insane reason not seen this movie, do it now.
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I am an Aries through and through. This means that I love a fresh start. Not only do I love a fresh start, I am almost always optimistic about it. It’s probably what got me through two divorces, although I’m sure it’s also caused me a bit of trouble now and then too.
Aries, The Ram: Yep, I might have some of the qualities of that animal.
As we draw close to the end of the year, I look back through my journals and see this excitement in me rising. In 2012:
Happy Winter Solstice! Wheeee! So excited. Oh, and it’s also the planetary alignment, hence the “end of the world” for so many people. Well, frankly I’m looking forward to it.”
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About half a year ago there were two trends on Twitter that got a lot of attention: #YesAllWomen and #NotAllMen. Without getting into it too much, it had a lot to do with women getting harassed, raped and killed and how not all men were like that.
I read an excellent article about how arguing “Not all men are like that” actually derails the conversation about women’s issues. It was fascinating, well-written and penned by a man, Phil Plait.
While I was falling asleep last night I had a nagging feeling that this article could be extrapolated to what people are saying today when they’re talking about racial tension and police brutality.
“Not all police officers are like that.”
“Not all white people are like that.”
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