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Never underestimate a Girl

Published April 25, 2014 by imagine525

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You’re sitting over there, talking, acting like your better than me.
Acting like you have a right, like you think you have more skill than me in everything.
You’re acting like you are some sort of a prophecy.
But, let me tell you something, one day you will see, you will figure it out.
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One day, you will really see what the world is about.
Only then, will you take a step back, re-evaluate me, and re-evaluate your priorities.
Please, never underestimate a girl.
One day, hopefully soon, you will have one, and she will become your world.
She will understand you, when no one else can.
You best bet, shes the one wearing the pants in your relationship.
She will know your thoughts with just one single glance.
Never underestimate a girl.
You day, you will be on her payroll.
She will be able to control you, with just one single finger.
You won’t even dare to linger, you will know that she is the one in control.
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Never underestimate a girl.
You go on, go ahead, keep up your talk.
One day, you will see what I am talking about.
Beauty tamed the beast.
Ariel left the sea.
Trust me my dear.
We are stronger than we seem!

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Iron Jawed Angels

Published April 22, 2014 by imagine525

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How many of you know about this powerful movie?

Iron Jawed Angels is inspired by a huge moment in history about a group called the “National Woman’s Party”. Hilary Swank plays Alice Paul, an american feminist who risked her life for women’s citizenship and the right to vote. She founded the “National Woman’s Party” and and wrote the first equal rights amendment to be presented before congress. Her and Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor). Alice Paul struggled against congress to make the 19th amendment to the Constitution of the United States. One of the first things they dd was a parade on President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration day.These Suffragettes also encountered  opposition from the old guard of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association. These women got arrested and go on a hunger strike, where their refusal to eat earned them the name “iron jawed angels”. 

This video is so powerful. The song they sing Is by Johnny Cash, a song called “Will They Circle Be Unbroken”

These are the lyrics:

I was standing by the window
On one cold and cloudy day
When I saw the hearse come rolling
For to carry my mother away

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye Lord, bye and bye
There’s a better home awaiting
In the sky Lord, in the sky

I said to the undertaker
Undertaker please drive slow
For this lady you are carrying
Lord I hate to see her go

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye Lord, bye and bye
There’s a better home awaiting
In the sky Lord, in the sky

Oh, I followed close behind her
Tried to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in the grave 

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye Lord, bye and bye
There’s a better home awaiting
In the sky Lord, in the sky

I went back home, the home was lonesome
Since my mother, she was gone
All my brothers and sisters crying
What a home so sad and alone

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye Lord, bye and bye
There’s a better home awaiting
In the sky Lord, in the sky

We sang songs of childhood
Hymns of faith that made us strong
Ones that mother maybelle taught us
Hear the angels sing along

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye Lord, bye and bye
There’s a better home awaiting
In the sky Lord, in the sky

 

This time period, these people: Image(The movie)

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These people made it, so me, and all other women could/can live the life we do today!

If you haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend it!

 

phases of the moon

Published April 17, 2014 by imagine525

 

 

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The moon is a loyal companion.

It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.

Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections

Letter to future self

Published April 15, 2014 by imagine525

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Tell me something:

Do you feel mature? Has your mind and body finally caught up with one another? Do you still feel older than everyone else around you?

Tell me something:

Have you found yourself yet? Do you know who you are, what you want, what you want to do? Are you working 9-5?

Tell me something:

Are you married yet? Have you had kids yet? Your happily in love right now.

Tell me something:

Do you remember what you were like? Have you cherished every trial, every battle? Have you remember the best times of your life?

Tell me something:

Are you still alive, are you dead, or are you numb? Have you lived out your dreams, or are you living off of empty ones?

Tell me something:

Do I want this future? Am I going to be happy?

In all honesty I don’t want an easy life. I want to work for what I want and need. I just want to know, Am I Happy?

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Memory from the past

Published April 6, 2014 by imagine525

There is this place that me and my family would always go to when I was younger, to swim, have picnics, and watch the sun sets. This place is beautiful no matter what season, and i still love to go there. Since I’m an anonymous blogger the details wont be that exact, but I’ll make it the best story I can.

Where I live, we have this place we call  the breakers. This is what the breakers looks like:

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There is this one time out there that I can remember crystal clear, like it was yesterday, even though I was probably only like 6 or 7 years old.   Me and my family went out to the breakers to go swimming, and this was a time when I was really into gymnastics. I was the most comfortable when I was in my gymnastics unitard. So, I wore something like this when we went swimming:

I had a blast swimming, even though this time non of my friends could come. I our way walking back on the rocks, I stayed pretty far behind my parents. There was a group of about 8 or 9, 20 year olds hanging out near the end of the rocks. My parents were way ahead of me, so I made my way around this group as slowly as I could. But they noticed me. The young girl by herself in a gymnastics unitard.

You know what this group did? They made fun of me. A 6 (or 7) year old.

“You think your hot shit little girl don’t you?”

Look at the little freak.”

“Seriously, what is she wearing?”

I couldn’t believe that this “old” kids were saying this stuff to me. I did know what to do, so I ran. By the time I got to my parents I was crying my eyes out.

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My parents went back and said something to those kids, but I never asked what came of it. I only remember that I dropped out of Gymnastics not too long after (one of my biggest mistakes).

The whole point of this writing, is because I was interested in knowing why we can remember bad memories over the good ones. I mean I’m in my 20’s now, so why can I remember this so clear?

This is what I found on Live science, an article called “Bad Memories Stick Better Than Good”.

Research shows that we remember bad memories over the good memories because our emotions influence how we process our memories.  This article states that when we recall significant emotional events, like say a wedding, were normally really confident in our recall of the details of the event. Details with confidence are normally not correct according to review of research of emotional memories.

Memories are prone to distort after time, but research has shown that emotional memories are more resistant to the decay processes vs.  other memories with time. Research then also shows that negative memories may edge out the positive memories.

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“It really does matter whether [an event is] positive or negative in that most of the time, if not all of the time, negative events tend to be remembered in a more accurate  fashion than positive events,” Kensinger said.

We might not remember more total details about the negative event, but the details we remember about the negative event are more likely to be more accurate. For example if you are being mugged you might remember the gun being pointed at you with high detail because this caused you fear. But you might not remember the other detail, like the details of the street you were on, or the clothes the assailant was wearing. The reason for this could be rooted in the way our brains are wired.

Our brains have a specific memory network that kicks into gear when we are trying to remember something.

So, then with positive memories, like the wedding, the brain normally wont remember one specific detail, your going to kinda remember everything.

The focusing of the memory network during fear inducing events, can make sense in an evolutionary standpoint. Your attention is focused on the details that are most likely going to enhance your survival if you were to encounter the situation again. So, like with the gun, you know what the gun looks like, where it is pointed, and whether the assailant is likely to use it.

“Those sorts of details are critical,” Kensinger said. “Whether or not the person is wearing a baseball cap, whether the person is short or tall—those sorts of details, in the immediate kind of survival instinct mode, probably are completely irrelevant.”

This article has just pushed me even more in to wanting to capture all the happy moments in my life with photographs, so I will be able to remember more.

(maybe remember even more that all the negative crap in my life)

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