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Created on 2018-05-10 21:05:47 (#3387682), last updated 2018-05-10 (45 weeks ago)

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Birthdate:May 6
Location:London, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
This is not a tale of sorrow
This is not a song of woe
This is not the path of heartbreak
This is where the dreamers go

Things I believe:

  1. War is bad. Killing is wrong. Humankind will never evolve as a species unless it gives up war.
  2. Music is good. Music brings us closer to whatever divine synchronicity there may be in the universe.
  3. There is a sublime, divine synchronicity to the universe.
  4. People always get what they deserve: it just takes a little longer with some. We reap what we sow.
  5. If it doesn't have deep appreciation for and reverence toward its cultural roots, it's crap. If it uses cultural roots as an excuse to oppress people or glorify violence, it's dangerous crap. If it pretends it's better than its cultural roots or disparages them, it's pretentious crap.
  6. There is a divine spark inside of you that cannot ever die. Don't hide it or try to snuff it out. Acknowledge your greatness, celebrate your creativity, and reward excellence where you find it.
  7. You can learn everything you need to know about a person by observing how he or she treats children (their own and other people's), people in the service industry, people less fortunate than themselves, and animals.
  8. Similarly, you can learn everything you need to know about a country or its government by observing how it treats children (and they're still children after birth), people in the service industry, less fortunate people, and animals.
  9. If he only treats you like a princess when you do what he wants you to do, he doesn't really love you.

I live in London, England with one goofy German and two kittycats, Minerva and Mink. I have a demanding day-job, and I've completed an MA in Creative Writing (with a distinction) at Middleses University. I am a long-distance member of kickass band Three Weird Sisters. When I moved to the UK in September of 2004, a fourth Sister was added. Three Weird Sisters have released three CDs, Rite the First Time, Hair of the Frog, and Third Thyme's The Charm. I released a solo CD, Box of Fairies. Entries to this journal that are not specifically about knitting or music have been mostly friends-only.

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