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I first heard this song on one of the worst days of my life. It was beginning to cool, one of the crisp Fall days when the leaves had begun to crunch and the sun set far south of where it does in the golden summer days. I walked, stunned, to Taqueria San Jose and had three chicken tacos in silence. I don’t revisit this day unless I’m as drunk as I am now.

Happiness is not gauged by achievements—influenced, certainly, but not controlled entirely by them. Happiness is hardly defined by what you accomplish, but far more significantly by who you share the road to these accomplishments with. When they choose to jettison themselves from your life, at least from the extent to which they were involved before, these accomplishments mean little. The meaning of your life is defined by its impact on others.

Nothing good that has come to me in the last year has felt nearly as significant. I just want to mean something to somebody again, before the leaves turn crisp. I remember too clearly when everything else turns fuzzy and fades away.

Blonde hair blowin’ in the summer wind
A blue-eyed girl playing in the sand
I’d been on her trail for a little while
But that was the night that she broke down and held my hand

In summer I can taste the salt in the sea
There’s a kite blowing out of control on a breeze
I wonder what’s gonna happen to you
You wonder what has happened to me

wingswheelsandspeed:

theworldairforce:

The F35 Family

three different planes, each specializing in a role they can’t accomplish.

god bless america.

lmao

"In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men."

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― Lundy Bancroft


(Male civilization will do anything and everything to shield men from accountability for their crimes.

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