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ruthless compassion
18 August 2004 @ 12:22 am
It's been one of those weeks where I really appreciate my friends. I've got such a great bunch of people in my life -- you know who you are. I'm really glad I have you all to give me perspective and consideration and challenge and all that good stuff; it's been really helpful, this week, and, always, really.
 
 
ruthless compassion
18 August 2004 @ 01:03 am
I don't remember this, but I've been told it repeatedly:

When I was little, our family kept chickens (among other animals). One year in the fall, we were doing the slaughter and putting up of the chickens. I was three, and my parents had friends over helping out, including their friend Janet and her daughter, Maria, also three. After much processing of chickens and what-have-you, Maria asked her mom what was for dinner. Janet responded that we were having chicken, of course, and Maria protested, "No! I don't want chicken!" And I, in my three-year-old wisdom, turned to her and said:

"Tough shit."
 
 
 
ruthless compassion
18 August 2004 @ 12:14 pm
When slicing a bagel, keep your fingers out of the way. Yes, even if you've done it this way a thousand times and it's usually okay.

Extra bonus lesson: after running bloody wound under water, do not shake hand to dry it.
 
 
I'm feeling: messy