I love how she almost drops it until she smells it and that flashbulb memory hits.
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real … Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all. I was like, “Yo, is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist?” And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make a couple of mirrors. That I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it.
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How About Trying These Cute Button Crochet Flowers?
If you like crocheting then try making some crochet flowers with cute buttons as their center. Isn’t this idea super cute and amazing? To make each flower you have to make loops of crochet around a button in the size of your choice and pass the crochet thread through the holes too while making the stitches. Once a loop of crochet is made around the button, crochet the petals of the flower. You can make these button crochet flowers in as much sizes and colors as you want. For more details hop over to craft and fun. Happy crocheting!
The idea that [clients with self-destructive behaviors] are not “mentally ill” or weak people is so important. These clients are resilient and are actually looking for ways to feel better- which is a sign of good mental health! When clinicians who work with these issues are willing to see these “symptoms” as creative, inevitable by-products of trauma and pain I think it would impact their counter-transferential responses as well. It’s easy for clinicians to become very frustrated with these clients. They don’t easily give up their self-destructive acts and power struggles/standard safety contracts don’t work well. Thinking about them as “borderline,” etc. often evokes anger, fear or frustration on the part of the clinician. If instead, they are viewed as creative survivors, clinicians can hold feelings of empathy and compassion- which dramatically helps the therapeutic relationship and moves clients forward in their healing.
Q: Do I have to kill the snake?
A: University guidelines state that you have to “defeat” the snake. There are many ways to accomplish this. Lots of students choose to wrestle the snake. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. One student brought a flute and played a song to lull the snake to sleep. Then he threw the snake out a window.
Q: Does everyone fight the same snake?
A: No. You will fight one of the many snakes that are kept on campus by the facilities department.
Q: Are the snakes big?
A: We have lots of different snakes. The quality of your work determines which snake you will fight. The better your thesis is, the smaller the snake will be.
Q: Does my thesis adviser pick the snake?
A: No. Your adviser just tells the guy who picks the snakes how good your thesis was.
Q: What does it mean if I get a small snake that is also very strong?
A: Snake-picking is not an exact science. The size of the snake is the main factor. The snake may be very strong, or it may be very weak. It may be of Asian, African, or South American origin. It may constrict its victims and then swallow them whole, or it may use venom to blind and/or paralyze its prey. You shouldn’t read too much into these other characteristics. Although if you get a poisonous snake, it often means that there was a problem with the formatting of your bibliography.
Q: When and where do I fight the snake? Does the school have some kind of pit or arena for snake fights?
A: You fight the snake in the room you have reserved for your defense. The fight generally starts after you have finished answering questions about your thesis. However, the snake will be lurking in the room the whole time and it can strike at any point. If the snake attacks prematurely it’s obviously better to defeat it and get back to the rest of your defense as quickly as possible.
Q: Would someone who wrote a bad thesis and defeated a large snake get the same grade as someone who wrote a good thesis and defeated a small snake?
Q: So then couldn’t you just fight a snake in lieu of actually writing a thesis?
A: Technically, yes. But in that case the snake would be very big. Very big, indeed.
Q: Could the snake kill me?
A: That almost never happens. But if you’re worried, just make sure that you write a good thesis.
Q: Why do I have to do this?
A: Snake fighting is one of the great traditions of higher education. It may seem somewhat antiquated and silly, like the robes we wear at graduation, but fighting a snake is an important part of the history and culture of every reputable university. Almost everyone with an advanced degree has gone through this process. Notable figures such as John Foster Dulles, Philip Roth, and Doris Kearns Goodwin (to name but a few) have all had to defeat at least one snake in single combat.
Q: This whole snake thing is just a metaphor, right?
A: I assure you, the snakes are very real.
"The Snake Fight Portion of Your Thesis Defense" by Luke Burns (via inevitablerecursion)
1/4 + 1/16 + 1/64 + 1/256 + … = 1/3
1/3 + 1/9 + 1/27 + 1/81 + … = 1/2
1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + … = 1
1 + 2 + 3 + … + n = n * (n+1) / 2
1 + 3 + 5 + … + (2n − 1) = n2
a2 + b2 = c2
CITATION ( source) :
Nelsen, R. B. Proofs Without Words: Exercises in Visual Thinking. Washington, DC: Math. Assoc. Amer., 1997.
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Cute Clothespin and Popsicle Stick Airplane Party Favors
To make these cute airplane party favors first you have to collect clothespins and popsicle sticks. Then to make each, glue a popsicle stick to a clothespin. Do this on both the sides. Glue a small posicle stick at the back to make the tail. Chop a top part of a popsicle stick and glue it to the tail. Make more and paint all in the color that you like. Glue a magnet to each and use them to decorate magnetic cards.
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These airplanes will make a really cute party favor that your guests will absolutely admire.