drunkinjun

drunkinjun:

July 2005

Someone to state the obvious. Fresh out of basic training, and they send us home on buses.I waited at a bus station last Friday and I was next in line to board when they cut everyone off from such conveniences. The bastard was overbooked and I was the first roach to be burned. Five…

July 2005

Someone to state the obvious. Fresh out of basic training, and they send us home on buses.I waited at a bus station last Friday and I was next in line to board when they cut everyone off from such conveniences. The bastard was overbooked and I was the first roach to be burned. Five hours in bus station hell. I caught a conversation that was not for me but I heard it anyway whether I wanted to or not. There was this slim girl talking to a guy or girl that didn’t deserve her, but who am I to judge such things, just know she was way pretty. She was trying to comfort someone she knew. Trying to be comforting and reassuring to whoever the listener was, because that listener “can’t be judged because nobody knows the entire back story or reasons.” She stated the obvious, all of it. There were words thrown in to the ordeal like: No your not crazy, No your the only one.” kind of guff. The usual USDA grade, that’s how you know it works…its been approved by the government. Its fail proof.

bebemoon
bebemoon:

Daphne by Marina Bychkova

"According to mythology, Daphne was a beautiful forest nymph who was relentlessly pursued by the love-struck God Apollo, who refused to take a no for an answer. The lovely Daphne on the other hand, did not appreciate being treated like anyone’s possession and desperately tried to flee her stalker. Eventually there was nowhere else left for her to run and she made a final, terrible decision to escape the deranged Apollo by becoming a Laurel Tree.
Defending her right to free will and self-agency had cost Daphne everything she had – her mobility, her identity, her appearance, her aspirations, her very humanity, and essentially, her freedom to pursue a life she wanted. It’s a high price to pay for anyone. If this classical myth of Apollo and Daphne is not a classic example of criminal harassment and stalking, then I don’t know what is.”
~ Marina Bychkova

bebemoon:

Daphne by Marina Bychkova

"According to mythology, Daphne was a beautiful forest nymph who was relentlessly pursued by the love-struck God Apollo, who refused to take a no for an answer. The lovely Daphne on the other hand, did not appreciate being treated like anyone’s possession and desperately tried to flee her stalker. Eventually there was nowhere else left for her to run and she made a final, terrible decision to escape the deranged Apollo by becoming a Laurel Tree.

Defending her right to free will and self-agency had cost Daphne everything she had – her mobility, her identity, her appearance, her aspirations, her very humanity, and essentially, her freedom to pursue a life she wanted. It’s a high price to pay for anyone. If this classical myth of Apollo and Daphne is not a classic example of criminal harassment and stalking, then I don’t know what is.”

~ Marina Bychkova