Don't let your schooling interfere with your education.
~ Pete Seeger

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Things to Be Grateful For...

180 posts - today.
This quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.:
"Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy's point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weakness of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition."


Hair getting longer.


Wow! Kristin. My best friend. My wisest councilor. My inspired co-parent. My staunchest support. Chocolate cream pie and pumpkin pie - made from scratch.


Trinidad. Creativity unleashed. Sensitivity. Passion. Fascination with nature.

Sam. Unbridled joy. Patience. Laughter. Brilliance. And an unwavering dedication to Star Wars.

You know what?

Life is good. And it's beautiful. And today, I'm happy - and grateful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

4 comments:

Kristin said...

And I am grateful for YOU -- your courage and love, your support and steady ear, your example of living in integrity...

...and the fact that you kicked me out of the kitchen on Thanksgiving day and are willing to eat pie crusts with the lightness and flake of shoeleather.

Always with love,
k

Jane Know said...

I wish you and your beautiful family well on this Thanksgiving Day, Seda. Take care. :-)

anne said...

CUTE!!!! All four of you!

aj said...

These pictures are SUPER SUPER super fantastic!

I just made it over to see what you have posted! Good to see some faces with the names I'm used to hearing about! Yes, indeed all these things are GREATNESS to be thankful for Seda. You are great.

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
~Helen Keller

Reading List for Information about Transpeople

  • Becoming a Visible Man, by Jamison Green
  • Conundrum, by Jan Morris
  • Gender Outlaw, by Kate Bornstein
  • My Husband Betty, by Helen Boyd
  • Right Side Out, by Annah Moore
  • She's Not There, by Jennifer Boylan
  • The Riddle of Gender, by Deborah Rudacille
  • Trans Liberation, by Leslie Feinberg
  • Transgender Emergence, by Arlene Istar Lev
  • Transgender Warriors, by Leslie Feinberg
  • Transition and Beyond, by Reid Vanderburgh
  • True Selves, by Mildred Brown
  • What Becomes You, by Aaron Link Raz and Hilda Raz
  • Whipping Girl, by Julia Serano
I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men's hands even at the height
of their arc of anger
because we have finally realized there is just one flesh to wound
and it is His - the Christ's, our
Beloved's.
~Hafiz