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I'm back

After a red eye and a dawn flight I'm back. Can't say I'm very much awake. It was a bittersweet homecoming. On the one hand I'm glad to see Deb but on the other I'm sad to leave loved ones behind whom I won't see for a year. And people who I just met and would like to know better. I was in the office today and first thing had a funeral to attend. I spent the day getting reorganized and editing Seattle pix. So tomorrow I'll start posting some. But I do have to post this sweet little number of duskfrog in drag for the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival.

There were mean people on the plane from Seattle to Chicago and then some more mean people at the funeral service today. The people on the plane (two twenty something student athletes returning from Spring Break to a school down south) were insulting some girl about her nose piercing. Little did they know she was seated just two aisles away and was hearing the whole convo. I was able to look right into her eyes and see the pain there. Then the couple who sat behind me at the funeral service. They were commenting on my pony tail, "Oh that looks just awful, he should get that cut!" Did they think I couldn't hear them when they were right behind me? On the flight in I was reading Wallace Black Elk, Sacred Ways of a Lakota where he was talking about how especially during a pipe ritual if a bad thought about someone else came into your ear you should let it go out the other ear and not let it come out of your mouth or it would come back to you twice as bad. I think a few people have some bad karma waiting out there for them.




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Mar. 29th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
I'm of two minds about it. While I think it wiser to either "say nothing at all" in the absence of something nice to say, or else ensure that no one is inadvertently offended by my private thoughts, I am also offended myself by eavesdropping. So, there's that. :)
Mar. 29th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
I try not to eavesdrop but when people talk loudly enough that I don't have to concentrate to hear them, I don't consider it eavesdropping.

Mar. 29th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
That's a great picture of her ;-)
Mar. 29th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
I've got more from the trip that I'll post today.

Mar. 29th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
At first I didn't get this post, how could a nose piercing and ponytail be the subject of any redicule?

Then I re-read it and saw they were from a school "down south".

Duh. Now it makes sense. They get to live the rest of their lives as ignorant assholes. I don't think they could even spell karma.

Mar. 29th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
Actually I think both of the students were west coasters. They had been back on the West Coast for Spring Break and were on the same plane because they were headed back to school. Living down south doesn't automatically mean you are ignorant. My folks live down south. Half my LJ friends live down south too and for the most part, all of them are intelligent folks. I think the attitude these folks on the plane and in the church expressed are less about where you live and more about how closed off you keep your mind.

Mar. 29th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
okay okay, I hear you and sorry for the south slam.

But really, what is the big deal about nose piercing and male pony tails? Maybe there was nobody else on the plane to make fun of.

I just don't get it. My dad had a pony tail for years.....I think it's hot. (yours, not my dads) :)
Mar. 29th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
Need a new boyfriend? Kidding. Nose rings are not a big deal to me although I do have to say hers was a bit unusual. Instead of being pierced through the side it was pierced through the middle section of cartiladge kind of like some tribal piercings and the ring was actually bigger than her nose. But still the comments were pretty cruel. When I saw her before we boarded the plane, I wanted to get a closer look and ask her if it hurt and all that. It's just an individual expression to me, no big deal.

Mar. 30th, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
Dude, my man is completely bald.
I wish he had a pony tail that I
could yank on when I have to show
him who is boss!

People are weird, we are curious about
what is different or what we don't understand,
so naturally we stare or ask questions.

But the basic difference in humans is if
they have love and compassion in their
hearts, the questions tend to be innocent
and non insulting. If they have fear and
anger in their hearts, the comments are just
mean and cruel without any intention of

I pity them.

Mar. 30th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
Funny you should say that about the pony tail. One of the editors here takes great joy in once a day pulling my pony tail. I actually wouldn't mind if she wanted to show me who was the boss. She's hot.

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