Amy said she trusted me, that I would know the right thing to say on her behalf…
"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”
to finish off the year, i’m making my first follow forever! i want to acknowledge all the people i’ve gotten to know on here who make my dash so wonderful, who have been nothing but lovely and amazing, and a source of comfort and joy when i needed it. life has been so much more bearable with you guys around.
i also don’t know what my followers see in my blog but it means a lot to me that you’re here and i couldn’t be more grateful to have all of you in my life. thank you for putting up with me.
if your name is in bold, you’re extra special to me and i love you a lot. roll over your names for a message! ♥
Anonymous asked: Did you post something about love being a choice a bit ago? I'm trying to find that post to show to a friend :) i
is this the one, anon?
"And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you."
Noomi Rapace photographed by Viktor Flumé.(Stylist Maria Montti and hairstylist Dejan Cekanovic.)
You’re So Dark | Arctic Monkeys
And you’re so mysterious
Got that obsession with death