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Jennifer E. Thomas
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Waterfalls
It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005





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Hunger in America

While Mittens rants about the 47% who think they're entitled to necessities such as food and shelter and medical care, I have friends who are struggling every day to keep the wolf from the door, and have no damn food, because it's food or rent for them, and the foodbanks are swamped and don't have anything to give them.

On days like this, I just want to *SHAKE* Mitt Romney and others who think like him until their eyes open and they see the pain and suffering in this world.

Tonight, Sam and I are ransacking our cupboards for food to bring to our friends D and A, who work their asses off just to pay the rent and utilities, and have had nothing to eat for a day and a half. Get that. Not a bite, in the richest country in the world, in a country that could afford to feed every single citizen every day and not even blink.

And I find myself thanking Spider Robinson for opening my eyes to the fact that yes, one or two people can make a difference in other people's lives just by sharing whatever they've got to give, whether it be money, food, shelter, or just love.

Not to toot our own horns, but Sam and I help others whenever we can. We feel that this is why we were put here, to care for others. We sure aren't making any big splashes in any other way, but we keep running across people who really need what we have to give. So we give. Time, money, food, shelter, whatever. We give.

If everybody gave a little, every day, what a wonderful world it would be.

Borderline symptom of the day: angryangry
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How very true.

Half of my paycheck goes into having the car: gas, car payment, insurance. Maintenance and licenses bump it up to around 60%.