December 1st, 2005

hedwig (by radiocure)

The opposite of anger

Having a hard time putting into words how moved I am by some of the posts today. Living in the middle of nowhere, I've always seen World AIDS Day as a day of activism, and don't remember ever being exposed to such personal and beautiful pictures of people lost to this disease.

Thank you for showing me another side to today.

As I sit in my office, listening to a playlist that's a mix of songs designed to be contemplative and inspirational (thank you to some wonderful LJer for the Anthony Callea song s/he posted a while back; it's perfect for today), I'm trying to be something other than angry. Anger doesn't generate progress, it just makes me feel better. I need to subjugate my needs to the greater need to create change.

My heart to everyone today. Know that you are beautiful.
  • Current Music
    carly simon - let the river run
L5Y Reversed

Winter Wonderland, and two great conversations

Walking home tonight from work, I couldn't help but enjoy the not totally freezing temperature and the light dusting of snow that made everything sparkle. The city put up the decorations today for the Dicken's Christmas, making it even cooler to skirt downtown on my way home.

I was so caught up, I forgot to drop my rent check off at the landlord's. Hope they aren't too upset that I'm dropping it off in the morning.

first conversation
I'm really starting to enjoy my newish coworker Audrey. Yeah, she's still a workaholic who has mastered the art of extreme self-promotion, but she's also sweet and funny, when she's not busy tooting her own horn. After everyone else is gone, we've been taking a few moments to chat and destress over the day, and I'm coming to treasure those times. She really is a great asset to the agency, and I know I'll learn a lot from her.

second conversation
Spent almost two hours on the phone with Autumn, with special guest star bugandwaterguy (who only gets guest star status because he disappeared after a point in the conversation). Like always, we can (and do) talk about everything and anything, and I always enjoy myself. It's kind of funny, of the four people who I'm capable of having a long conversation with, two (Autumn, and coell) live in Flint. The other two, 'cause I know you're dying to know, are mister_biv and tick043. For some reason, I just can't maintain a long phone conversation with other people, especially my family.
  • Current Music
    the roar of the furnace