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Three cheers for Eve.

Name:
ana.
Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I've walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, and above.~ Gia Marie Carangi- Jan. 29, 1960-Nov. 18, 1986

"The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them – words shrink things that seem limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear."- Stephen King

I'm really sorry about what I did. And I know you can't forgive me but just to even things out, here is all my weird secret stuff. I have been sexually rejected by not one, but two guys who later went to clown college. I get super nervous whenever I hear a vacuum cleaner because when I was a kid, my mom used to turn on the vacuum to drown out the sound of her and my dad fighting. Which is why I rarely vacuum my apartment. Like, never. I have had three doughnuts so far today. Once in college, I pooped my pants a little bit at a country steaks all you can eat buffet and I didn't leave until I finished my second plate of shrimp. A couple months ago, I went on a date with my cousin. Wow, I am a mess. There is an 80% chance that in the next election I will tell all my friends that I'm voting for Barack Obama but I will secretly vote for John McCain. Here's one: when I was a kid, I used to put on my fanciest nightgown and then I would mix orange soda and cream soda in a champagne glass and I would sit in the dark and watch The Love Boat. Consequently, I have some weird sexual fantasy stuff about Gopher from The Love Boat. And I lied. I have had five doughnuts today.

“One of the things people always say to you if you get upset is,
don’t take it personally, but listen hard to what’s going on and, please,
I beg you, take it personally.
Understand: every attack on Hillary Clinton for not knowing her place
is an attack on you.
Underneath almost all those attacks are the words:
get back, get back to where you once belonged.
When Elizabeth Dole pretends that she isn’t serious about her career,
that is an attack on you.
The acquittal of O.J. Simpson is an attack on you.
Any move to limit abortion rights is an attack on you — whether or not you
believe in abortion.
The fact that Clarence Thomas is sitting on the Supreme Court today
is an attack on you.”


HBIC Nora Ephron, ‘96 Wellesley commencement address

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