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No lie, I would 100% wear that stuff again. I'm old, I need any potential depuffing/cooling/lifting action my eyelids can get.
I audibly cringed (which, for the curious, is a sound somewhat like "eeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhh," accompanied by a physical movement resembling an attempt to forcibly withdraw the head directly into the torso through the neck and shoulders).
this is great & I clearly need to actually track down and read Mary Poppins.
I have had bad moments where I have asked for assistance here/on the Pin + from my little IRL community + from an empty room + anybody who might have been listening in it. No reply so far from anyone but my community + from the wonderful Pinners/Toasties. It doesn't help that I have super specific preferences for what reply I would like - like, could Mary - either or both of the Catholic tradition or any of the Marys from the various syncretic traditions - be there? Anyone from any tradition is fine, but I would prefer a female-identifying person! Pls? - so that's not helpful.
It also doesn't help that I, staunch atheist raised by 1 staunch atheist & 1 deeply anti-religion atheist, would interpret anything as being a product of my broken mind. It thirdly doesn't help that I am, staunch atheist or no, already deeply terrified of the whole demon/possession trope (see: broken mind, overwhelming fear of loss of control, etc., etc., I really identify with Alex Reagan on The Black Tapes) and so I feel like opening myself up to believing in something higher would also mean opening myself up to believing in that, and ... that is genuinely, 100% terrifying to me.
And that puts me at kind of a stopping point. But it was a really beautiful essay.
Just gonna, um, go cry quietly and throw up in the corner for a little bit, bye