I am told that the actions I display and the way I think is due to the actions of my mother, her not being around and not having a relationship with her at all. The actions I display and the way I think is indeed through experience but not because of someone else. It is is because of me. I have been able to formulate my own opinion for as long as I remember. I have accepted the fact that I’m very opinionated but I would never force those opinions upon others.
When I was younger, I did wanted to get married like every other young girl. However, I knew what I wanted from the very beginning. Now that I’m older, it has a deeper meaning. I kept the same values just removed marriage out of the equation because I ultimately want to be with a man who can have a deeper level of communication even though I’m an introvert. I want a man to listen to understand and not just hear me. I want a man to also be my partner, my best friend and my lover. I want a man who will be real with me and not try to spare my feelings. I want a man that shows empathy and is genuinely kind. I want a man to respect my sexuality because I am a Demisexual, which means I am an individual who does not experience sexual attraction unless I form a strong emotional connection to a man.
I am a woman who is willing to take care of a man who can also take care of me not just physically but mentally. So I view marriage as a piece of paper that tells the government that the couple is together and sharing assets. What I’ve wanted was always more than just a husband and to get married. I want a true bond and unconditional love. That is something I formulated on my own not because of the actions my mother and the lack-of her in my life.
I never was a politics-type of person. I do keep up what’s going on with the world. I never understood how someone so ignorant and do not care about the American people can be this selfish and careless. This is literally a sequence of greed and a future economic crash.
The Trump administration asked for $1.6 billion for border security in the budget THEY PROPOSED to Congress. Since the Republicans were in control of both houses of Congress, both houses passed bills to fully funded that $1.6 billion request. After the bill passed both houses of Congress, An Coulter and Rush Limbaugh said some awful things about Donald Trump. Who hasn’t?
Trump suddenly thought $1.6 billion was not enough and demanded $5 billion more for his wall to keep the government open. He even bragged that he would shit down the government to get his wall. Notice he uses a lot of “me”, “I” and “my” when mentioning the wall.
Up to this point, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and did not spend one dollar on building the wall. At the time, Paul Ryan was still Speak of the House when the government shut down not Nancy Pelosi. The first thing Nancy Pelosi did when she became Speaker of the House was pass the same bill that fully funded the Trump’s administration’s $1.6 billion request for border security.
If Mitch McConnell would put that bill on the floor in the Senate today, the bill would pass easily and then Trump would have to veto it to keep the government shut down. A lot of people do not know that there is absolutely nothing stopping Congress and the Trump administration from opening the government while they negotiate funding for the border wall. Nothing. It can be done today but they chose not to.
Federal workers and contractors have already missed several paychecks and many of whom are still working without pay with no possibility of back payment.
The government have been broken for a long time. However, Trump and his administration is holding the American people hostage just because he wants a wall. People are getting evicted from their home and can’t pay their mortgages. People can not pay for their medications which is already expensive but can cause serious symptoms, hospitalizations and possibility of death. Trump calls his wall a crisis. No, holding the people hostage and making them work without pay is a crisis.
I believe that supporting local artist has more meaning and value than spending thousands on generic work. Art and culture has the ability to enhance the quality of life for a community. Art is something that truly nurtures the spirit. However, there are a lot artists today that are “starving artists” including myself.
It is really important to support local arts. When you do, you support all aspects of creative freedom. Artists create art to reflect their ideas and their hidden messages behind their work. The art is artists create are from our heart and passions. It is much more meaningful then those big corporate companies.
Society, unfortunately classified art differently. I am tired of seeing what most of society classified as art. Artists try to sell their work and some either want it for a lower price or free. By this, they devalue the work we put into the piece. It is not some piece of simple jewelry, drawing, design, clothing, books, etc. It takes hours, days, weeks, sometimes months to plan and create one piece.
For me, I also fit the mold of a “starving artist”. I am a graphic designer, an illustrator, I sell art prints, and even wrote poetry. It is difficult to obtain clients and potential buyers for art prints. At the end of the day, we do what we love and would love more support from the rest of society.
For those who follow me, I really appreciate you all. It means a lot to me. You can find my art prints at http://www.society6.com/LunaNightingale