Sometimes we just need the one that can accept us for the people we are. Strong or weak, too much or too less. Light or dark. Someone who understands the complications of us and accepts it. Someone that can take our thunder when things get tough.
Do you agree?
I don't talk about my day job here, but I work as a writer and film editor for a nonprofit called CIVIC, which works to protect civilians caught in armed conflicts around the world. There is a strange poetry in this line of work, taking the most horrific and traumatizing of stories and being the light across them in such a way that others might be moved to action. It is humbling and it is holy. For Ramadan this year I'll be learning Arabic alongside my current Urdu lessons (please pray for both Mais and Abbas, who are so patient with me while I slaughter their beautiful native tongues) and donating to the Edhi Foundation, a nonprofit providing 24 hour emergency services in Pakistan. I've included their link my profile for the next month if you're inclined to learn about the incredible work they do. Similarly, I plan to be in country again in late summer covering a few stories. If you have one you want to share, please email me.
That's actually not that much of a gesture. I'd give a bear trap about a 50/50 chance of surviving such an encounter, but still, it would probably hurt a great deal either way, and I would do it if it would take her pain away. Last night was bad. The combination of the wound vac and a change in pain meds made the pain pretty unbearable for @natasha.welch and I can't bear to see her like that. TODAY, however, she feels MUCH BETTER, and we are waiting for her to be discharged! It has been a very long week and a half, and we still have a long way to go, but this is a big step. There is a link in my bio to help with medical expenses, and that's going to be a definite obstacle for us, but right now I'm just beyond grateful that I still have her, and we are going home together. Now... If she doesn't heal quickly so that we can resume our grown up activities ASAP, a sexual encounter with a bear trap might actually start to seem quite appealing...😂😂😂😂😂