So I'm making my friend read the Hobbit... this is her opinion so far
- "also tolkien takes FOREVER.
- ITS A TREE I GET IT!
- It's like he thinks he invented trees."
Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched. — Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via tierdropp)
I finally upgraded to OS X Mavericks from Snow Leopard.
I gotta say, not having microsoft word is pissing me off greatly.
#personal rant#i have a 2000 word paper to write thats late already#and now i gotta write the damn thing in text edit#also i hate papers#i suck at them#i write as slow as molasses on a cold day#and its like my brain shuts down as soon as i start to work on it#haaaaate#fuck homework and papers#and fuck me#i am graduating by the skin of my teeth i swear#i just need D's#D is for Degree#good thing late papers aid in getting D's huh