Today the Internet is supposed to blackout to protest! boycott! STICK IT TO THE MAN! in regards to SOPA.
But I can’t blackout today, too many of you are hurting (and truth be told if I blacked out the chances of you ever seeing me again would be super slim, technological I am not.)
Divorce, depression, difficult life situations, abusive partners, unfaithful spouses, strong willed children, infertility…while I can’t fix how broken you feel, I can say that I have survived many of the things you are dealing with.
I am still here.
Stronger than I have ever been.
Perhaps by not blacking out I’m saying in my own way why SOPA needs to make like a tree and leave, we need each other. Forget movies studios and wealthy musicians, regular everyday people like me need regular everyday people like you to go through the messy stuff together, even if it’s just through words typed out on a screen.
I fell down, you caught me and waited for me to stand up again.
Now that you’re down I can’t forget how much you supported me.
While I can’t do much, I can do what you did for me.
You can make it out of the other side of this. You will make it out of the other side of this. Perhaps a little more battle weary than you’d prefer and with a few more scars…but you will get stronger, perhaps not today, but eventually.
Please take care of each other.
Not to downplay the severity of this particular topic, I close with a humorous picture of my chubby naked baby.
I figure if she makes me happy, she’ll probably do the same for you.