So hey, y'all remember Kali? Well, she started herself a blog.
I won't lie, y'all. When I read that Kali, like, "MY" Kali had started a blog I immediately clicked over all happy and got a few lines into it and froze. And took some deep breaths. And started back at the beginning and read the whole thing and sat with it for a while.
So, if y'all decide to drop in, I hope you'll be aware that it's not sunshine and kittens but that it's equally (probably even more) important to take a minute of your innernetting and look at. I don't claim to know what it's like to live with the stuff Kali is bravely putting all out there, but obviously we all of us who do this, like this, the writing and navel-gazing and publishing of what is near to the bone, have our struggles. And still, our prejudices.
Oh yeah. I went there. I don't talk about my corporeal origins on here much (or really, at all) for a reason. I come from a house where mental illness had its own seat at the table, was visible from the curb, was the stuff of local legend, and some of my very earliest thoughts were the understanding of and absolute agreement with the principles of eugenics as a direct result.
I still don't want to talk about it on here, or give it any more free rent in my mind.
But the beauty of the chronotopography of this innernet of ours is that we run into other people, who aren't part of our neighborhood, our family, our solar system, and still we come to hold their distant light in a positive and loving regard, and only THEN sometimes do we find out what, exactly, burns so brightly in them, and it makes us stop and think in a way that is good for us as a whole.
I hope all of you who are reading this, have read this, and are also my "good eggs" will go and be for Kali who you have for me, and make her feel as welcome.