Posted by: mydarkestplaces | February 8, 2010

A Very Different Kind of Post…

I started writing today’s post yesterday. I even got pretty far. I rhapsodized about the wonders of Twitter as a social crutch. Bemoaned our society’s constant need for permission: “It’s okay for you to follow your dreams and every whim.” And then I read a blog post.

This is Issa’s story. It’s heart wrenching. And painful. And one of the most dramatic reality checks that I have ever received. I might sit here and complain that I can’t do this, haven’t done that, or worry about…whatever, but I can have friends and family give me hugs without being worried about their intentions. I can spend time at my family and friends’ houses without worrying who might also be there.

I have never been scared of a person. I have rarely been scared of situations. I have worries, I have concerns, but I’ve never had to wonder if my brothers’ friends were coming after me with lecherous intent. I live a blessed life. Many thanks to Issa for reminding me.

PSA – If you, or someone you know, is a victim of domestic violence please consider these resources: 
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