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Elizabeth Ryan

"To save the world one idiot at a time!"

Cloughey, Co. Down, Ireland
female, age 29
committed relationship, 1 child
Speaks: school Latin, little Japanese, french, Irish Gaelic, some Spanish, english
Joined Jan 31, 2008

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Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.

Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him/Her to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952

1 of 3 by Rachel Burke

2 of 3 by Rachel Burke


OUT of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbow'd.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
    Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.

W. E Henley

Mama, I'm Strange by Melissa Etheridge

What's this little lie
They keep on telling me
It's just another high
They keep on selling me
I was only five
They fed me so much jive
They said just have a ball Just be a Barbie doll
They churned and burned me out
Until they turned me out
Over and over again

Mama I'm strange
The thoughts and the wants are the locks
On the back of my brain
I'm descending pretending I'm blending
I'm going insane
And they want me to change
Mama I'm strange

I'm on a shaky wall
I'm tripping down the hall
And all the king's men can't
Can't sew me up again
I've got a leaky head
Don't know the full extent
I'm drowning in my bed
I'm just an accident
They chewed and blew me out
Until they threw me out
Over and over again

If I could tranquilize
I might just vaporize
They couldn't supervise
They couldn't criticize
I have no evidence
I have no reverence
It makes no difference
I have no innocence

Help me mama help me now

W.B. Yeats

'Your eyes that once were never weary of mine
Are bowed in sorrow under pendulous lids,
Because our love is waning.'

And then she:

'Although our love is waning, let us stand
By the lone border of the lake once more,
Together in that hour of gentleness
When the poor tired child, Passion, falls asleep:
How far away the stars seem, and how far
Is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart!'

Pensive they paced along the faded leaves,
While slowly he whose hand held hers replied:
'Passion has often worn our wandering hearts.'

The woods were round them, and the yellow leaves
Fell like faint meteors in the gloom, and once
A rabbit old and lame limped down the path;
Autumn was over him: and now they stood
On the lone border of the lake once more:
Turning, he saw that she had thrust dead leaves
Gathered in silence, dewy as her eyes,
In bosom and hair.

'Ah, do not mourn,' he said,

'That we are tired, for other loves await us;
Hate on and love through unrepining hours.
Before us lies eternity; our souls
Are love, and a continual farewell.'

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Joined Jan 31, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Support a Cause 
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Groups Armchair Detectives, Bohemian Festival, Celtic History and Spirituality, Classic Literature and Poetry, Ellen Degeneres Fangroup, Equal Rights for Women, GLBT Rights Global, Greenpeace, Language and Communication, Pagans, Peace Activist Center, The 221B Baker Street Irregulars, The GODDESSES and their ANIMALS, The Three and a Half Broomsticks more »
Hometown Costa del Cloughey 
Birthday Feb 23, 1986  
Languages school Latin, little Japanese, french, Irish Gaelic, some Spanish, english  
About Me Your friendly neighbourhood wierdo. Pagan, yogi and bibliophile!
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Pets Jasper, Tilly, Gabriel, EV: short for Eddie Vedder  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions pagan  
Eating Habits Love fruit, Homemade Lasagna, italian food it is sooo good!!!!, Love Chinese food, I Don't eat Lamb Or Veal, Everybody needs chocolate!, Addicted to coffee, Drink Loads Of Water, Aspiring healthy eater  
Wild Fact About Me I was ordained in 2008 as a member of the Interfaith Ministry and i once saw Winnie Mandela in the airport lol
My Philosophy If the small shit bothers you, the big shit will bury you.
What Gives Me Hope Beautiful women, beautiful men, my loved ones and polite strangers.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by All sex offenders would be chemically castrated and then live for a probationary period in a communal policed environment before being released in to the community. I would set up a free service that would require all websites to be registered with the authorities and thereby reducing the chances of illicit websites. I would make it illegal to kill bees too ..........
What/who changed my life and why Ever since i was old enough to fully understand how these things work i have been terrified of the idea of childbirth, it was a serious phobia for me. So much so that i thought it would prevent me from ever becoming a mother ........ Thanks to the incredible support and understanding i received from my family, my partner and the hospital staff my son was brought into the world on June 13th 2012 and my life was turned on its head by a 7lb 6 ball of crazy and its been amazing (most of the time lol)
What Bugs Me A messy house, Cruelty of any kind, Children not allowed to be children, Intolerance, Those who mock what they dont understand, Clowns, People who self laugh a lot, Narrow-Mindedness, Money, Homophobia/Lesbophobia, Repetition, Crude and Lewd People, Loud and obnoxiou  
Passions My sons, Staying true to myself, Making A Difference Any Way I Can, Womens Rights, Civil Rights, Writing, Nature, My faith, Yoga, Art, Music, Literature, My loved ones  
Inspirations Random Acts of Kindness!, A good nights sleep, My lover, Fresh mown grass, Good people with strong minds, The drumming rain, Nature, Literature  
What Scares Me Men, That my paranoia is right, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Clowns  
Role Models Ellen, Aung San Suu Kyi, Greta Garbo, Katherine Hepburn, Sojourner Truth, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth I, Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., Buddha, Dick Strawbridge - Eco Warrior  
Quotation Your clothes hide much of your beauty yet they hide not the unbeautiful. Would that you could meet the wind and the rain with more of your skin and less of your raiment!- Kahlil Gibran
Interests photography and art, Travel/Adventure, Aromatherapy Natural Healing, Cooking/Baking!, health and fitness, xbox, playing my guitar, Books, YOGA!!!, movies, internet, environment  
Books Dan Brown Novels, Twilight Series - Stephanie Meyer, Vile Bodies, Joseph Delaney, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Tolkien, The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss, Sarah Waters, Agatha Christie mysteries, Thomas Mann  
Music PINK-that's my girl!!!!, Biffy Clyro., Pearl Jam, Paramore, Django Reinhardt, Gossip, T Rex - just love Marc Bolan, Uh Huh Her, Peaches - Kick It, The Rolling Stones, The Killers, Kings of Leon, The Beatles!, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden/Audioslave, Opera  
Movies Zombie Movies, The Cat's Meow, Harry Potter, The Great Dictator, Really bad 1950s sci-fi!, Valkyrie, Jet Li movies, Kung-Fu, Hammer Horror Films!, Deathproof, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (orig), The Wizard of Oz, The Big Lebowski, Orson Welles' movies, Doomsday  
TV Shows Food Network, The Big Bang Theory, New Girl, Jeeves and Wooster, Mythbusters!, Lie To Me, My Name is Earl, The L Word, Charmed, The Mighty Boosh, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, That 70's Show  
Favorite Foods Fruit, Curly Fries, Cinnamon Raisin Bagels, peppers, Chinese food, Blueberry muffins, Lasagne, Macaroni Cheese, Fajitas, Chocolate, Pasta  
Favorite Places In front of the fire when its cold out, The beach near my house, My garden, Anywhere quiet and peaceful, The warm side of the bed!, Sicily, Greece, New Orleans, San Francisco, My home, Ullapool in Scotland  
Can't Live Without Chocolate, Hot Coffee, Warmth, My family (both 2 and 4-legged), affection (giving and receiving), my faith, peace, love, books  
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