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Life..when time after time…

we just get it wrong. And in between the few times of joy at feeling what we’ve done comes falling down. The desperation of knowing time is running out to get something right,  there is a sense of failure, disappointment, and sorrow. At revisiting times of selfishness, dishonor, cheapening of the self, faithlessness in who we are or could have become, The tears begin to fall, and cannot be wiped away by the backs of my dampened hand, and fall in amounts that cannot stop of their own free will,

 


I’ve been debating on posting this ever since the “ME TOO” thing started and finally figured, why not. When I was 12 years old, 52 years ago in Grade 7 at Mountrose School, there were two young boys in our class, who got great joy out of harassing and molesting the girls in the class. They would come up behind the girls, while they were sitting at their desks and wrapping their arms around the back on the girl’s chair and grabbing them by the breasts, pinning them between their hands and the back of their chairs. Sometimes they even tipped the chairs back so that the girls couldn’t get their feet on the ground to escape. I remember telling the female teacher what they were doing and she shrugged it off as one of those boys-will-be-boys things. REALLY!!!!!!……is this how the silencing of women starts?

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Claire Rushby

Claire Rushby Virtually the same thing happened in my secondary school (early 1980’s). It has recently been brought back to me because of this ME TOO and it makes me very angry about how it was ignored. Let’s hope the world has moved on and that this IS stamped on in schools now. But I also wonder how the men who did carry out these ‘pranks would now feel if it happened to their daughters / granddaughters?

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Wendy Macdonald

Wendy Macdonald I think that this type of behavior was considered a “right-of-passage” of sorts and therefore, excusable. I posted this is the hope that the two then boys, who are on FB and share some mutual friends, will read it and if nothing else, think about it iSee More

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Sharon Bowden Kingsbury

Sharon Bowden Kingsbury You got me wondering who they were. Who was the teacher then?

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Bill Barczai

Bill Barczai Well done Wendy! Sharing this will help change the world!

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David Heath

David Heath I am sure there are tens of thousands of similar stories that could be told. It is time to hear them.

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Anjou was not unblemished by young males harassing girls in that way, it was a common if not accepted way of demeaning certain young women and would often carry over into the crowd mentality. Many of the guys, for fear of not being ‘accepted’ by their male friends, and who would not normally do such things one on one, would jump in when a ‘gang’ was around. Sad really, I witnessed and was a part of such harassment. Then as cowards are want to do they would begin labeling the girl with derogatory terms. One develops a thick skin when forced to confront and live with such behavior. Time to hear them, and time to change them!

October 31st, 2017  My response comment to Wendy MacDonald’s comment to recent outings, charges and arrests of  a slew of males in positions of power in popular and long sought out after employment males in power and their abuse of women employees or potential employees allowing themselves to be sexually abused/and/or threatened with ostracization from and ‘never’ finding work in this field again! post on the same day about abuses of women finally working their way into the main-stream.
Saving my reply to her post: Adding that these behaviors by men towards women nothing new. It has followed women throughout millennia and will likely continue to for quite some time. It will take generations to out these patriotic and to some degree, by virtue of keeping silent and acceptance, matriarch responsibility has its role to understand,, amend and heal within themselves and women throughout time. No sex, male or female is exempt for its part, they are now, however, responsible for and long overdue in bringing about a justice from within, and paying forward what only they can teach, reach and grant forgiveness  to, by teaching they who ignorantly were taught to dishonor women by forgiveness and moving forward in a new world with both stronger males and females

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Happy Holidays To You

No matter what you celebrate at this time of year may love, joy and friendship wrap their arms around you ♥

 

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Crash Boom Boom!

Summer 2014

I’ve been in a few car accidents before, some, one could label as fierce-ish..some mild head bangers and others still not worth the quarter it would take to call the insurance. Having said that the 26th of June left me hanging & swinging askew and upside down from the roof top of a jet that had crashed helter skelter like all over an empty burned out field, with little else than a sticky wet nightie covering me for protection, and nothing else.

I would not crawl down from that state of mind for many years to come.

If anyone or thing can forsee another such crash in my remaining years, I’d rather forgo the lesson, not pass go and land straight on death please.

Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin, a long time favorite music maker of mine, interviews in the October 2013 issue of Acoustic Guitar .

http://www.acousticguitar.com/Magazine/Issues/250

“Sweet Lorraine”

Songwriter Patty Griffin

Sweet Lorraine the fiery haired brown eyed schemer
Who came from a long line of drinkers and dreamers
Who knew that sunshine don’t hold up to dark
Whose businesses fail
Who sleep in the park
Lorraine who spoke of paintings in paris
And outlandish things to her family just to scare us
Whose heart went pokin’ where it shouldn’t ought
Whose mother could only sppit at the thought of
Lorraine, sweet lorraine

Her father her father would tear out like a page of the bible
Then he’d burn down the house to announce his arriva1
Her mother was working and never was home
Lorraine carved out a little life of her own
Lorraine started working, lorraine went to school
Her mother threw stones at her on the day that she moved

Now isn’t that a very strange thing to do

For someone who never really wanted you

Lorraine, sweet lorraine

Her daddy called her a slut and a whore
On the night before her wedding day
The very next morning at the church
Her daddy gave lorraine away
Lorraine, sweet lorraine

In the battle of time in the battle of will
It’s only your hope and your heart that gets killed
And it gets harder and harder lorraine, to believe in magic
When what came before you is so very tragic
Lorraine, sweet lorraine
Lorraine, sweet lorraine

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pattygriffin/sweetlorraine.html

Los Tiempos Van Cambiando aka The Times They Are a-Changin’

A commanding Spanish rendition of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’ “covered by the band Franky Perez & Los Gaurdianes Del Bosque – “Los Tiempos Von Combiando.”

First heard it on the FX Networks show The Sons of Anarchy, if you haven’t caught it yet..I suggest you do..it’s excellent television that boasts an impressive cast of characters and writers who know how to rock a show. It’s the whole package folks!

Click below for a list of songs from every Sons Of Anarchy season & episode

Sons of Anarchy/Music Seasons 1-4

Sons of Anarchy: Songs of Anarchy Vol. 2

A follow-up from Seasons 1-4

The  Whole Song List on One Page Seasons 1 – 5

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