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So This Happened. Finally.

Writer's Block: Lassie, come home!

Have you ever had a pet that ran away? Did you eventually find her or him? If not, how long did it take you to recover?

The first cat I ever had ran away several weeks after my mother gave him to me. I named him Socrates because I had just turned seven and was under the impression that Socrates was a famous painter;  I wanted nothing more than to teach my cat how to paint like the black kitten in the Aristocats. He was black with probing yellow eyes and another kitten of his litter belonged to my younger sister. Socrates was standoffish in the typical feline way, which didn't deter me from carrying him around everywhere. We never found him and a few weeks after he ran away my sister's cat Ebony followed suit. I've had many cats since Socrates but his memory is the one that's been referenced the most in later life; my fifth grade class was out hiking on a week-long camping trip when our nature guide happened upon some hemlock. The subject of the first dicussion in my Law and Politics class was Socrates. Today, I'm completely besotted with  Ancient Greek and Roman history. I had this cat  for three weeks at best but he'll always stand out in my memory. 

Upon reflection, he probably fled out of embarassment of his name.   


LJ is far too enjoyable.

Spirit Day

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.



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