Sex & God & Rock & Roll
Dear Maddie, could you name people who come to your blog who would be interested in this picture? Chet
Go read it, people. Really. It's very moving; very powerful.
In Emotions Anonymous (probably all 12 Step groups) we say "Progress, Not Perfection".It's a big help.[But hey: let's not blame La Hayek for this, 'kay. She's not really "perfect" . . . she's just DELISH! ;-D..]
Yes, Chet. David, JCF and quite a high percentage of the women.
I loved that post.I think people aren't "real" not just because they want to be seen as perfect in the eyes of others, but because they feel they would drown in failure if they couldn't be perfect in their own eyes.Because it's not just about saying "I'm fat, so what", or "I yell at my kids too much".The next step is to try and change those things about us that really are damaging, to us and to others.Truly and deeply engaging with ourselves and with others is astonishingly hard and painful work. Not surprising that many don't want to go there and chose the supposedly easier option of suppressing it all and thinking yourself happy.
what Erika said.
Yes, very well said, Erika.
Checking out your rivals, Chet? [I feel safe in asserting that the genius behind (and in) the film Frida would not have you on her list. So don't bother yourself.]
Folks, read through the comments and see how people are getting real there. It's astounding, it's amazing, it'll have you reaching for your hankies. This will sound really corny but who cares - it all reminds me of an Amy Grant song that maybe some folks here are familiar with, called "Better Than A Hallelujah." The first time I heard it I wept. For those who don't know it, the refrain goes like this:We pour out our miseriesGod just hears a melodyBeautiful the mess we areThe honest cries, the breaking heartsAre better than a hallelujah
That was a bit corny.