Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I just want to say...

To Elizabeth: your strength and unbelievable grace in the face of so much adversity was an inspiration. What an amazing woman. Your loss is felt by an entire nation. I hope that you are able to hold your son once again.

To asshat politicians who can justify cheating on their wives who are dying of breast cancer (and father a child in the bargain): karma’s a bitch.

To Lori: don’t ever think your words are inconsequential. Words are incredibly powerful. They have the power to wound or, in this case, the power to heal. Your words, and your friendship, mean the world to me.

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  1. I've said it before (ad nauseum) that the saying "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" is complete and utter shyte... they can hurt. But the opposite is true too, they can heal. Sometimes words can reach through the darkness and wrap you up in a warm embrace, even though you're miles and miles away from the person who spoke/wrote them.

  2. @ Glowless, you said it so very well.

    @ Eva, she was. So sad.

  3. "Kind words, kind looks, kind acts, and warm handshakes; these are means of grace when men in trouble are fighting their unseen battles." John Hall.

  4. Some people are truly inspirational.

  5. Lori's post was fab. I don't know who Elizabeth is (I live under a rock) so I'm going to have to go and explore. x

  6. I saw her interview with Oprah - she was indeed a woman of style and grace. All he is is a nasty little nobody scurrying on the shadows...

  7. "The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And, yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful."

    She's said it all, really. What a woman. What a FB message!

    I cannot fathom how he could justify cheating on her. Not after all they'd been through (they also lost a son).

  8. @ Being Me, I love that quote. It's beautiful. Her husband was ambitious and achieved extraordinary success, but she was such a powerful soul. Big difference.

  9. Yes, my heart breaks for her children. And even more so when I saw an excerpt of an interview she did and said that she worried for her children if she passed.


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