What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral. We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again. That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher. That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively. Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution - Rumi, 13th Century

6.03.2010

The Slut is Dead, Long Live the Slut!

A large part of who I am today I owe to the Golden Girls. A significant amount of my youth was spent watching Golden Girls reruns on Lifetime TV with my Mumzy. These moments, I believe, helped to shape me into the woman I am today. Particularly Blanche, whose confidence and sexuality have been somewhat of a blueprint for my life.

So it is with a heavy heart that I now type this blog after hearing this morning that Rue McClanahan, who played Blanche Devereaux, has died of a stroke. She was only 76 years old.

To date, 3 of the 4 stars from Golden Girls have gone on to the great lanai in the sky. They are survived by Betty White aka Rose, who was apparently the eldest of the four. With each death [Estelle, Bea and now Rue] I've felt a piece of myself, my childhood, die with them.

But they are not gone, they will live on forever in our memories.

So in the infamous words of Dorothy, I say "The slut is dead! Long live the slut!"



And long live Betty White. If she were to go I'd need to be committed.

R.I.P. Rue!!!

iNi

wants to thank YOU for being a friend...

NadYa Dee.

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."