For those like me celebrating the last day of 2007, it's a day of many things, often anti-climactic, but still an important day.
Each 31st of December, I kick back, run my hand over my round belly and speak gratitude, prophesy, and hope. Deep reflection, I believe, is necessary to meaningful existence. Without processing, minimal learning occurs.
The lessons of 2007...
- Raspberries possess amazing healing power.
- Big media is beyond unreliable.
- The sporting world reflects much of the privilege, dichotomous racism, and sexism I loathe. That being said, I am learning - through the sporting world - how to be a feminist and co-exist and even enjoy elements of what I fight against (e.g. College football)
- Critical questions can be misread as jealousy.
- It's more about the mind's will to make it happen than anything else.
- All of us are always looking for genuine inspiration and hope.
- Cooking is expensive.
- Disregarding perfectly functioning televisions irks me more than I thought.
- Action should follow reaction.
- The revolution will not be funded and it will not begin in the coastal cities.
- I am not ashamed of my Midwest roots.
- Polylingual tongues have it made.
- Moderation is harder to practice as one ages.
- Wine is a fine art.
- Feminisms require radical leadership.
- Blogging has grown to be a significant function of my activism.
- Privilege blinds the mind and softens the skin.
- Allies save.
- Fingerpointing accomplishes nothing unless you have an idea of your own.
- Building community takes time, consistency, and work.
- I still need a mentor.
- Online feminism is about picking your battles and gearing up with allies.
- Body piercings can be liberating.