“Peeta and I grow back together. There are still moments when he clutches the back of a chair and hangs on until the flashbacks are over. I wake screaming from nightmares of mutts and lost children. But his arms are there to comfort me. And eventually his lips. On the night I feel that thing again, the hunger that overtook me in the beach, I know this would have happened anyway. That what I need to survive is not Gale’s fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that.
So after, he whispers, “You love me. Real or not real?”
I tell him, “Real.”—
I’ll use RunKeeper and take pics along the way because this one’s sure to be tough. The path is flat down two highways ending with a crossing of an arched bridge which starts at sea-level and reaches its apex at about 150ft above the Patuxent River. Yay! Registration and donations go to the Special Olympics.
“The institution of marriage is not under attack as a result of the President’s words. Marriage was under attack years ago by men who viewed women as property and children as trophies of sexual prowess. Marriage is under attack by low wages, high incarceration, unfair tax policy, unemployment, and lack of education. Marriage is under attack by clergy who proclaim monogamy yet think nothing of stepping outside the bonds of marriage to have multiple affairs with “preaching groupies.”—
Rev. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ (via touchoftea)
“Since Joe Biden’s gaffe on gay marriage is what finally got Obama to move on the issue, Joe Biden must make more gaffes. The historic change that took place this week wouldn’t have happened if Joe didn’t go off the reservation and say on TV last Sunday that he just thought everyone should know he was completely cool with two dudes doing it. Three days later, the president agreed. Oh, Joe. Please go on Meet the Press this week and say, “should marijuana be legalized? I’m high right now!”—Bill Maher, Real Time With Bill Maher (5-11-2012), New Rules (via bulletinaweave)
This is a “Joe Biden making change” appreciation blog.