Friday, February 24, 2017

I Tweet, Therefore I am.


Of course I also fill my days with other stuff. I tweet when I'm mad or am amused. Today I was amused at the puffins, they are such incredible birds. I'm always nervous when they take off, they never look as if they're going to quite make it. But they do. They wobble crazily into the sky and can't be bothered building nests. They just dig a hole any old where.


I tweeted about City Hall here hosting an all-hail to prostitution sex workers. Simple question of them: special shrine to pimps and johns and trafficked women and girls? Not to mention all the thousands and thousands of murdered and missing victims? I suppose the councillors want their daughters/sons growing up to be involved in the sex trade? Have they ever known exited sex workers? I have.

I took a picture of my fireside table. You can't see the daily journal and my Tao meditation book which grounds me every morning. You can see my knitting. I could be working on a larger unfinished project but I'm not. Just these pretty little (fast) cloths in a sunburst of colours.

I have big news but I'm holding on to it for a while. I never know who reads this and I have to impart news to beloveds first. It's good, it's great, it's wonderful.

We broadcasted a shout out for my young friend who's moving into her very first home by her very own self, asking for household goods.

And my gawd, she is completely furnished from her cutlery to her bed to toilet paper and cleaners. Not a thing to be bought. People's generosity makes me cry in gratitude. She is overwhelmed.

And that's the really good news of the day.

17 comments:

  1. What a wonderful start for your young friend! As for the rest, I've known a couple sex workers and both said nothing positive about their working lives. Happy tweeting.

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    1. I've had a handle for a while but it lay dormant with the odd arousal for fun stuff but I realize the power of Twitter now for short bursts of laughter or anger.

      I've never heard good stuff from either porn performers or prostitutes. "Pretty Woman" did untold damage.

      XO
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  2. If something doesn't seem right, kind of ick, just call it something else: Prosituted woman? No, a worker. This is the age of the euphemism.

    How's it coming with the treadmill WWW?

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    1. It's coming. I have to steel myself and throw on the Big Girl Knickers and have a stern chat.i an adverse to pain but hey so is everyone.

      XO
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  3. I don't understand the trendy veneration of prostitutes. It's a miserable occupation that only survives because of sexually-obsessed men. The psychological and emotional toll of doing it for years on end is horrific.

    As you say, wonderful generosity towards your friend. She must indeed have been overwhelmed by the amazing response.

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    1. A dreadful occupation. Modern slavery. Women as commodity. I could go on.

      It is overwhelming indeed Nick. I've never seen such kindness. She's had s terrible, terrible life and had never experienced unconditional love.

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  4. I really wish that I had had such facilities when I was starting out on my own. I did get help but it was from a limited circle of family and friends. With modern social networking, things are very different indeed and people are able to showcase their generosity in better ways.

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    1. So true Ramana. We had literally nothing setting out. I remember celebrating a tin tray table bought for 50c.

      XO
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  5. I think I'd choose puffins over Tweeting any day. Just saying....

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  6. I've been on the tweetin' machine for some years but keep forgetting to use it!
    My handle is @blondiblathers, should you care to join me there.
    Waiting to hear the good news. Happy waiting! And how nice for your friend; one's own place is a super step.
    -Kate

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    1. Just followed you Kate. I rejumped on board in the past week.

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  7. Not into Tweeting -- spend too much time on computer now with just Blogging, other. Glad to hear how things are working out for your young friend. Hope all continuing to go well with your treadmill. Glad, also, to hear such enthusiasm for good news you have. Keep on, keepin' on!

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  8. Hello WWW....long time since I paid a visit.....so sorry, as I enjoy your writing so much. Love the puffins on this post. I have yet to see one as close as you! Amazing
    Life is crazy, good and bad but all in all gratitude rules each day. We have a gravely ill newborn in our lives still in a Boston hospital.
    I have a friend who is just returning from India after working with exited/rescued sex workers. Surely she will be returning for the very rewarding and enriching work.
    Spring is returning here on Cape Cod and I am headed to FL for most of the month of March. I will be happy to return to y place by the sea.
    The best to you always.....Marcia

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  9. My grandmother had to sell sex to feed her three children after her husband dumped her. She had no other way to make money.

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  10. Oh good for your young friend! A first home is so exciting.

    And puffins are so cute. My boys and I went to see them when we visited Nova Scotia several years ago.

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  11. your exhuberance is coming through about your "good news"...love it, love your style.

    So glad for your friend - a big boost to her morale and self esteem. Hugs to you xxxx

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