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when i gave birth to eliot 2 1/2 years ago it was the most intense and magical time i've ever experienced. i fell so deeply in love and felt so protective of my tiny new baby. i was scared and fierce at the same time. i remember feeling torn apart from this world where people hurt each other. because here i was, my body open and bleeding, nature taking over to contract my uterus and feed my child. and when breastfeeding didn't come easy i was devastated but i kept trying. at the end of 3 months i had to stop pumping but that's another story. so, i read the news online and watch cnn and there is war and genocide and animal cruelty and rape and countless other strings of horrible actions. and these thoughts are what plagued me those first months of eliot's life. i brought a child into this world. it was my choice and i know how deeply lucky i am, i do live a sorta fairytale. but i just couldn't help dwelling on the fact that all over our planet women are giving birth and they love their babies just as i love mine and we are still so awful to each other. so much fear comes out because all that love makes us feel what, too open, vulnerable and scared?
until we're willing to use our gut, our intuition when fear is needed and use our love for absolutely everything else, until then the world can just seem very scary.

"we are the children of children and we live as we are shown."~ the chief in joe versus the volcano

and so i prefer to show my child the love in this world and i hope to inspire him by example. i want his "heart to swell and burst" (also from joe) and i want him to be thankful for his life and remember that there is so much we don't know so it is best to be amazed and fall in love with all the magic and passion he can find.

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What movie can you quote by heart?
Submitted by clamhead.

joe versus the volcano, xanadu and probably alot of when harry met sally and annie hall.

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What's your motto?

live and let live sort of sums it up. with a sprinkling of not taking things too seriously because i am really very serious. i am seriously obsessive, single-minded and can be seriously joyful. too serious.
 in the song 'secret heart' feist sings, "secret heart why so mysterious why so sacred why so serious? maybe you're just acting tough…"  i try to remember to sing that when i'm a pain in the ass.
 tom robbins also reflects this message in still life with woodpecker.
i'm interested in creative solutions to problems and if you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem.
i could go on…you can learn something from everyone. and quotes from joe versus the volcano like "walking around in a state of constant and total amazement" because you are awake and aware.
do unto others as you would have done unto you.
 believe in true love and act like it.
think globally act locally.
listen to your heart.
whistle while you work…
i could do this all day.

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What movie would you really recommend renting or seeing this weekend?

my favorite movie is joe versus the volcano. love, life and being grateful

other favorites
trust.  dark, great quotes, romantic
the princess bride. fairytale
prelude to a kiss. modern fairytale
amelie. one of the most perfect films ever made, ever ever
xanadu. dreamy
annie hall. woody allen and diane keaton, duh
everyone says i love you. woody allen musical
parenthood. quoted in our wedding vows
kill bill 1 & 2. uma thurman made me want to have the ability to kick ass
forest gump. i saw this multiple times in the theater and i cried every time
when harry met sally. classic

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