I'm disabled and can't hold down a job unless you count sarcasm as an occupation.
I'm more of an eclectic Pagan with Wiccan leanings.
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Who am I
I'm a 30 year old disabled woman. I have a genetic bone disorder called Osteogensis Imperfecta, and have had over 250 broken bones. Both my parents are disabled and my mother needs a lot of care so my husband and I, and our fur daughter Boo (little black poodle) live with them to help care for them and their fur child, and my fur sister, Prissy. I have many chronic health issues. I have to wear a steal boned corset to help support my back where I've broken it more than once, and heavy boots to support my legs where I've shattered parts of both, and I wear them (with doctor's approval) in places of medical braces. Sometimes I have to use a cane, and sometimes I can walk and "look" normal. My life revolves around caring for the health issues of myself and my family and this tends to define not just my life, but me as well.
More About Me
I am the only Pagan in my family. I am passionate about what is important to me. I'm the kind of a person who would even shoot myself in the foot to make a point. When I make a friend I'll do almost anything for them and will do everything I can to be there when they need it. I have a temper and can rage like a river and be as hot and explosive as a volcano or be as cold as an iceberg if given reason. I'll give you the shirt off my back and the food off my plate if you need it. I will be the nicest person to you (even if I don't like you) until you give me a reason not to. I can be brutally honest, but I do try not to be rude. I have a tendency to pick on or zing friends and family, but never in a mean way, and am actually know to pick most at those I care about. I will do anything to stand up for and protect my family, friends, and faith. I have know more than a bit of discrimination and a bit persecution for several things. Mostly for being handicapped and for being Pagan. I have had some very bad experiences with Christians and especially old Christians. I try not to hate on or bash anyone, but will be honest with my experiences if asked or the subject is brought up. I prefer to educate or inform people so I try to be a very open book. There is little I won't share simply because it helps people understand, and when you understand you can, at least, tolerate, if not accept.
"It's my handicapped sticker and I EARNED it. I didn't get old and was simply issued it so shut up and leave me be!" -Me
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." -Gandhi
"Laughter is the best medicine unless you have broken ribs" -someone in my family, but not sure who since we have all said it so many times.
" ...love isn't absence of pain, it's a hand to hold while you're going through it. ” -Laurell K. Hamilton, The Harlequin
“Love is too precious to be ashamed of.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, A Stroke of Midnight
“Sometimes it's not the optimist you need, but another pessimist to walk beside you and know, absolutely know, that...it really is as bad as you think.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, Blood Noir
“Friends don't count the cost of favors.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, Danse Macabre
“Stupidity isn't punishable by death. If it was, there would be a hell of a population drop." Anita Blake” ― Laurell K. Hamilton
“There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton
"It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err."-Gandhi
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." -Gandhi
"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher." -Dalai Lama
Hero's or Other Info
My husband (he held my hand while I shirked in pain, when they thought they would take my foot he promised no matter what I'd dance at our wedding, he held my hand and sang to me to help take my mind of the pain, and encouraged me while I learned to walk again (twice)), Laurell K. Hamilton and her character Anita Blake (those books have gotten me through a lot), Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Roberta Stewart (fought for the right to have a Pentacle on the gravestone of her husband and other fallen soldiers)
Baking, cooking, sewing, laughing, reading, painting, video games, being outside, spending time with my hubby and our fur kid, chocolate dipped strawberries, watching movies/tv, playing in the rain, annoying and/or frustrating my friends/family and to amuse myself (they all do it to me to so it is fair), lazy days in bed, days where my pain is low, the colors black, purple, and red (especially blood reds), board games, The Nightmare Before Christmas, corsets, novelty socks (especially knee or thigh high ones), Super Heroes, sleep, and stuffed crust pizza light on the sauce with ham and mushrooms, cheese sticks, shrimp, the mountains, the beach, and lots of other stuff.
Pain, fundies, hatemongers, mornings/waking up before I'm ready to, broken bones, seeing anyone in pain, seeing those I love unhappy, hurting others, cleaning
Exploring and learning about other Pagan religions, making my own medical herbal lotions and oils, learning about bones/the body/health, science, animals or nature in general, helping the environment, Fairies, Mythical/Magical creatures, Vampires (not the ones that sparkle), Lycanthropy, Witchy stuff, natural healing, alternative medicine, and lots of other stuff.
Once you get past the short list of Deck the Halls and Oh Christmas Tree I can't really think of any. You have The Holly and the Ivy, and while reminiscent of Pagan imagery is still Christian themed with the mention of Jesus several times. Mannheim Steamroller has some fairly good Paganish songs, but they are a little hard to hum along to.
I don't know if this has been posted somewhere else or not, but I didn't see it. I love Christmas music, but am looking for more Pagan based songs. Also something that you can sing along to easily. Any suggestions?
A place for pagan book lovers to collect and talk about their favorite books, ask for guidance on books or reccomend books to others. You are not limited to sharing your magical collections, you can also share more reacreational with other members (of course).