January 4th, 2012
|12:52 am - Occupying|
I have always been prepared for the physical hardships of being a hippie activist. Sleeping on the ground holds no fears for me, nor using terrible porta-potties, improvising together food while seeking shelter, standing in the freezing cold, alone, with a sign, or the threat of deadly violence.
Still, at times I notice the sacrifices demanded by the Cause, and so I thought I might list a few of them out here:
Waiting through a solid hour of light jazz so that I can Mic Check the Xmas tree lighting with a reading from How the Grinch Stole Christmas; oh, how those standards were butchered.
Having to help admin a Wordpress Site
Not interrupting fellow Occupiers even when it is obvious what they're going to say
Missing a LoTR blueray marathon to maintain quorum before then tidying up the park
The crazy abundance of smokers- more than a LARP game!
Current Location: Unil0be
Current Mood: optimistic
Current Music: NOFX - You're Wrong
I am still dealing with how physically unequipped I really am for being outdoors in overstimulating circumstances for long periods of time. I dealt with Flipside through drugs, but daytime in a cityscape with crowds of people is apparently just not dealable. And I feel guilty, and feel weird about feeling guilty, and still don't have enough of a handle on it to blog about it.
I should talk it out at some point. :\ You are a physical specimen of great durability and heartiness, and I thank you for your time contribution to the Occupy movement. You're a good person, Benjamin Franklin!