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January 28th, 2003

[complain]

agonizing pain in dominant shoulder is Not Good (tm). feels kind of like a sprain, but I haven't done anything that would sprain it, so I'm kind of confused.

Hmm, online research indicates that rotator cuff tendonitis is a possibility. And in any case, ice and not using the shoulder would be good ideas. Dammit.

*snicker*

advantage of having learned a lot about bondage recently: allows me to rig up a comfortable, secure rope sling one-handed with relative ease.

typing one-handed, though, still sucks.

meme # 382,910

Ok, I like this one (thanks to dr4b). If you want to play the game, do your own answers before looking at mine.

1. I feel like______
2. We are so immersed in_______
3. Fondle the________
4. Imagine what it would be like if______
5. If you avoid______
6. Enter the______
7. I really wish______
8. Please don't______
9. Umbrellas make______

1a. A lot of people______
2a. Cure my______
3a. Mom insists on______
4a. Breathe in the______
5a. Capitalism will______
6a. Anarchy will______
7a. Everything I know______
8a. Give her the room to______
9a. I think that you are______

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I first read this years and years ago - and finally I found it again.

The Invitation, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love,
for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your sorrow.
If you have been opened by life's betrayals,
or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own,
without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own.
If you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic,
or to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself,
if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own self.

I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty everyday,
and if you can source your life from God's presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine,
and still stand on the edge of a lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon, "YES!"

It doesn't interest me where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair,
weary and bruised to the bone,
and do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn't interest me who you are, how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself,
and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

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