Halloween is at our doorstep. Almost literally at our doorstep (at least, it is in the States). I’m excited beyond belief - this is my favorite season of the year, my favorite month, my favorite time, my favorite clothing style, my favorite food style, my favorite time to watch TV (I don’t during almost every other time of the year), my favorite time to watch my favorite movies and listen to my favorite music…I think I’ve made my point.
On top of all of this, this time of year reminds me of something that sits on my heart at almost all times: who I am and what I believe in.
I’m going to reach 50,000 words on the YA book this week! YAY!
Also, I’ve started writing the summer book I was talking about earlier, but I’m still not sure which perspective it should be in…
Also, this is just a side note, but it’s something that matters deeply to me: love is love. God is god. We’re all earthlings, regardless of either of those things. Getting pissed off or hateful about someone who isn’t attracted to the same gender you are, or who doesn’t believe in your imaginary friend, or whatever it is that’s getting you so riled up, is stupid and childish. If we all focused half as much energy on cleaning up our trash, taking care of our loved ones, and just being better people as we do on putting one another down and telling everyone who doesn’t follow our individual creed of belief that they’re wrong and we’re right, then this world might just be a better place.
Thanks to a lot of very loud, very insecure, and very mean people, it’s not.
People need to start treating people like people.
Oh yes, God loves everyone! But, you who proclaim this message, do you?
I believed, but now I don’t know.
What it boils down to is that I have to stop reading those blogs that deal with this. I can’t say “god” did something when people are the ones with actions and words and power.
“Your daily life is your temple and your religion.” - Kahlil Gibran
Doubt. I’d like to believe, but when it comes down to it, science is the proof, and even the part of me that has some spirituality to it knows that science can’t be disproven. I don’t know what I believe. What I know is that we have to take responsibility for our actions, which are our own. As Neil Gaiman says, people think that the elves will come in during the night and take care of things for you. And they won’t, it’s just you. I also like the tenent of Wicca that says it’s alright to ask for something, but you have to be on one end working for it.
“We make the time to do what we really want to do, including watching TV, reading a book, getting up for breakfast in the morning, and getting some sleep at night.”