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Truth Quote By George Orwell: “Being in a…”

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The Echo

“No, we shall have no democracy here. No parliaments. No congressmen. There’s but one master on this ship, and that is me.”

Avi, U.S. author, said by Capt. Jaggery, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (F)

What personality trait in people raises a red flag with you?

I can honestly say I have a lot of traits that I would consider to be red flags in a person, and MAYBE had I not been blinded by love and hormones, there is a possibility I’d have never married my husband, hell I’d have never met him to marry him in the first place.

The Potential Red Flags

Red flags are often the little things, if you choose to ignore them they tend to manifest themselves later, and in romantic relationships especially, it leads women to feel like they have no way out, starting over feels impossible especially when women tend to lose more when long-established relationships (children, alimony, finding childcare, finding housing, having to support yourself on one income, trying to receive government assistance, which isn’t as easy as everyone claims) are coming to end. Men usually don’t have to bear the weight of all of the added responsibilities as they are typically the primary household earner. This section’s red flag is: They show little to no respect for women and believe themselves to be superior to women. If you notice this early, I suggest you run for the hills because this person is most likely will not change these beliefs until they have a come-to-jesus moment, and oftentimes it’s far too late.

Another potential red flag manifests itself early but often goes unnoticed by many. It goes unnoticed because new romantic relationships otherwise known as the “newly-wed” or “honeymoon phase” lends one to dismiss this red flag because isolation from friends and family is inevitable in the beginning of any relationship especially with married individuals. However if it continues, well, that’ where the problem lies. This section’s red flag is: Signs of controlling behavior, usually in the form of jealousy, accusations of cheating after every outing alone, and extreme anger when you attempt to go out with friends.

The last red flag I will concentrate on, (as there are far too many for me to list here), actually doesn’t have anything to do with romantic relationships, it has to do with platonic ones, as they are not completely innocent either. Sometimes they have the potential to cause even more damage than romantic ones, as these relationships are built on trust and honesty from the beginning, especially in girl world. The final red flag in this section is: When you witness this “person of interest vilifies a person whose as they had been, just moments ago complimenting them. Flip-flopping, shows unreliability, that you’re unwilling to take accountability, and you’re a pussy.

Why do you blog?

I believe I have answered this in some forma already, however I think I have, not only reflected upon, but refined my snswer into something that is actually plausible and isn’t a complete shit show.

I blog because I need an outlet? Like, I need to have somewhere to go that isn’t exactly public but isn’t exactly a secret. It’s my proverbial ‘reading nook,’ you know, that place where you go to escape and read a good book. It’s usually somewhere small and confined (if you aren’t clausterphobic), that only you know about.

That’s what this is for me. This apartment is small and my ideas are big and my time is short.

I have much to give and I may have realized a bit too late. Or maybe I realized that I’m not as masochistic as I’d like to think. I’m not sure, but I know there is talent and a skill that has the potential to be valuable to everyone.

As bad as this is going to sound, being adopted has allowed me a strange disconnection to people around me. Not in that I don’t connect with them or love them, not at all. It’s just that, I have the ability to override my impulsive emotional grudges (those injustices that you cannot seem to forgive or let go of), and explain their actions or behaviors. I can take their lived experiences and live them right alongside them and understand the reasons for their choices. I think I have always had this ability and it’s become invaluable to me over the past few years, as I’ve had to employ an innumerable amount of different world-views and perceptions of a vast array of people.

But people are also foreign to me, it often feels like I’m a zoo animal or maybe, I am the person walking through the zoo. Actually, you know what it feels like, I just came to the conclusion.

It feels like Lindsey Lohan (a.k.a. Cady) walking into the mall (after the iconic, “get in bitch, we’re going shopping,” line) for the first time and describing the center of it as being a “watering hole.” Gosh do you remember how completely innocent Lohan’s character felt? Analyzing the behaviors and habits of everyone around her, and looking at them in complete shock and awe at them.

That’s why I blog, those feelings, those moments, and the emotions that arise in me upon their mention…..those things cannot be openly shared here, unfortunately. It can be stifling, yes. If you want to know the actual life I lead, read the book, “The Crane Wife,” that is what I am.

I am The Crane Wife and I am here to tell my story to all who will listen.

There Will Be Rats

“There will be rats coming in [to the library] to practice reading, and some to do research.”

Robert C. O’Briem

There will be rats, all sorts.

You cannot be rid of them for they are not akin to bed-bugs or roaches.

They oftentimes live amongst us, as distraction creeps into the human psyche, we are becoming unable to discern the difference between them.

Some rats work some don’t, some thrive, while others do not. Some spell good fortune and others may bring doom.

However, whether they bring in the next Golden Era, the ‘utopia’ one seeks or they come bearing the gifts of authoritarianism and societal collapse, you can be sure:

There will be rats, all sorts.

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