My daughter just shared this me. I came a bit late to Hogwarts, but I still expect Gandalf to show up two years from now.
NB: Until 1999, when Phantom Menace was released, ANYONE could be a Jedi. That dream was crushed by George Lucas.
Occasionally I’ll be sitting somewhere and I’ll be listening to someone perhaps not saying the kindest things about me. And I’ll look down at my hand and I’ll sort of pinch my skin to make sure it still has the requisite thickness I know Eleanor Roosevelt expects me to have.
$15. $15 for ALL the medications I’ve been paying thousands of dollars a month for for 6+ years. The pharmacist asked how the hell I survived this long having to pay ‘retail’ prices…because no person could possibly afford all the thing I need to stay alive without some kind of insurance. $15 fucking dollars. I’ve never been so happy to swipe my debit card as I just was. Jesus Christ, y’all don’t understand the gravity of this situation. This is like…it changes my life in so many ways. ‘Cause I don’t have to pick between paying my mortgage & buying my meds. I don’t have to ‘skip’ doses to make the bottles last longer. I can just take my meds & go on with my life. Bawling. That’s happening.
It sometimes seems to me that that little box stands in the corner and it says, “don’t try and be an athlete, just sit back and grow a pot belly and watch an expert athlete, don’t try being witty, sit back and keep your mouth closed and watch a professional wit”. Of course, the most ridiculous thing of all is to think that in millions of homes, there’s husband and wife sitting side by side like two sticks of wood looking up at a little screen watching some professional lover pretending to kiss another professional lover.
Pete Seeger, Rainbow Quest TV show intro.