June 13, 2006

Don't Be Afraid

I have to laugh a little, thinking about how some of you read my last post laughing about the RATT pic I posted and then getting smacked with the downer of the next question.

I don't mean to laugh about it, as its not funny. But, I have lived with this my whole life and have had time to process it, unlike the baseball bat to the head, you all received. Sorry. I should have had a disclaimer. I could ALMOST see you all run out of the room. Sitemeter says 70 people came and darted out faster than if your pants were on fire. Only a few posted. NO BIG PEOPLE. Don't be afraid of the truth. Its what sets you free.

I think the reason things are taboo is because we DON'T talk about them. Don't share our feelings. Keep it a SECRET. Perpetuates the whole thing.

I for one, have never been known to be a quiet girl. (STOP laughing SHERRY!!!!!)

I am a little forward, I know. Brash, perhaps? Maybe. But, always honest. (NO FILTER INDEED)

Don't be afraid. I'm not. Not any more.

10 Comments:

At 2:09 PM, Blogger Carol said...

Sharpie - Great post (both today's and yesterday's)! I only read it without commenting because my daughter had an out-patient surgical procedure yesterday. Also, that RATT photo brought back memories of the 80's/high school -lol!

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Michele said...

Not scared!

Actually I was the one who posed the "biggest regret" question. I was expecting something like "that perm I got in 10th grade" but you threw me for a big loop. All day yesterday I kicked myself for not asking something more benign like "cat person or dog person?" but then I figured your blog, your right to share or not share.

So thank you, for sharing something like that so I can appreciate how far you (and sister) have gotten past it. Bravo.

Now if only you would tell us how you got that nickname...

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger Sharpie said...

Dearest Michele - DO NOT EVER feel bad - there is no need for ANY kicking around here!! I posted my BIGGEST regret - and I could have snaked out another - GOD I have thousands. I do not feel bad about my answer and NEITHER should you.

No benign questions - those are for pussies!! ;-)

Carol - hoping your daughter is OK!!

NO REGRETS people - I am not hoping to make anyone feel bad about themselves AT ALL!!!!!

All my love to the PP peeps!!!!

 
At 4:59 PM, Blogger BSumner said...

I'm not scared of you.. your sister though, she knows where I live and can kick my ass

 
At 9:16 PM, Blogger Louise said...

Great answers, from the banal to the jaw-dropping. I don't know how you did it, but I could feel from your answer about the abuse that you are ok with it (now), and that made me feel ok with you talking about it.
Not scared, just in awe!

 
At 11:55 PM, Blogger Comic Mummy said...

I ran screaming in terror only cos my pants caught fire. I've really gotta stop doing the computer thing near the heater...

Seriously, kudos to you for being so honest - I think it's truly awesome. My only thought reading it was that you don't need to regret anything (how trite of me to say what another should or shouldn't regret) but what I mean is, that I think you are completely abdicated of responsibility to fix any of that situation, because you were a CHILD!!!!

It was HIS wrong-doing, HIS issues, HIS responsibility. I understand the need to protect your sister, but how could you when you couldn't protect yourself? You were a child, and a child should never even have to think about such horrors, much less endure them.

Yet, here you are on the other side of it, able to share your experience with such brutal honesty. I think that's amazing. As I'm sure, do plenty of others. And sharing it is certainly NOT something to apologise for or regret!

Rock on, Sharpie!!!!

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Not scared here either ;-)! I'm not known as the quiet one either. You rock, girl! I love your honesty and your humor.

 
At 5:26 PM, Blogger HomeFireBlue said...

i actually fucking missed that last post 'cause i didn;t read my blogs yesterday. So I suck that bad and moral learned is: I need to read my Pussy Posse's blogs EVERY DAY!

And i'd like to buy you a bottle of booze for the next toast.

-Blue

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger macboudica said...

I think we could all use a little less filter. I know I could. Thanks for being so outspoken. By the way, my mystery word is a dirty one this time! Cool!

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Johannah said...

I thought it was awesome. As someone who had a similar experience (except the him dying part-damn.) I think it may have been the best, most honest words on the subject I have ever read. Loved it. Thank You!

 

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