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of online healing

If you measure how far back I actually go in LJ, it was 2003 when I was able to help a Women's Studies university student with not just a paper on rape crisis outreach, we also went on to write a play online, something I'd never ever done before: bouncing ideas back and forth night after night, for another class requirement of hers. I picked up her appeal for the WS class help on LJ. I've only had my own journal since 2007.

I'm now even more aware of all the help communities there are here, and more than that: many on my Friends list actively reach out to one another and share, not just grief, but suggestions and directions for healing too. Naturally I'm thrilled when there is a performing arts component too, and atm one of my CF Friends has made a video of her experiences to raise awareness of the disease and how it affects her life:

Her LJ uin is 65redroses and all the things about her are very public and you ought to take a minute and go visit her, she defines courage.

As so many here also define courage, each of you in your own way, with your own personal tragedies and traumas as you work out your what your healing paths might be: working them out privately, and with each other.

A long time ago I posted a comment that I am so very pleased and honored to be in your company.

And that is true right now too.

Especailly this weekend. You are all close.

Blessings be.

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kala_ayule
Apr. 12th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
It's simply amazing to think about how much internet connections have shaped my life. I can say, without a doubt, that I would not be here today if it weren't for two amazing friends I met online, Ki being one of them. They were my only support when I had no one else. To quote another old online friend (with whom I haven't spoken in ages, goodness), "Just because they're behind a computer screen doesn't make them any less real." And of course I am very thankful to have met you, and to continue meeting many others, even if it is a virtual world.

AAAHHH. As I was typing this comment, my cat stepped in my paint and then stepped onto the couch. >_< Great, that's not going to come out...

But anyway, your friend 65redroses sounds like such a strong person. And from just looking at her profile, she seems so positive. It's always great to see happy people who have overcome so much. =)
silverplate88
Apr. 14th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
Sometimes when they're behind a computer screen, they are MORE real!

Depends on your definition of reality, I guess. There are all kinds of realities, all kinds of definitions...

What color is your couch now, in paw spots?

I'm surely glad you are here today, Kala... it's lovely how at times each one of us needs support, and it's there, many times from unexpected directions and coming in unexpected ways.

We all need our beacons from time to time. And you are one of mine. :-)
kala_ayule
Apr. 14th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
My couch is red, but the little spot is green. I haven't even attempted to get it out because I'm pretty sure that will just spread the stain. Oh well, it's pretty small and unnoticable.
silverplate88
Apr. 15th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
Maybe if you get enough encores going with pussykins, you'll create a couch all green with red accents?

That's if you get your MFB degree: Mistress of Feline Behavior. I know, I know, once you *want* them to do something... lol
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