sherbethead

Independent Filmmaker & Resident Curator for hitRECord.

theparadoxymoron:

katieintherealworld:

this made me burst out laughing, so naturally i had to reblog it.

HORRIFYING

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charlie—bird:

Me dancing with “little jerry” (the doll my grandfather, jerry, had custom made to look exactly like him)

charlie—bird:

Me dancing with “little jerry” (the doll my grandfather, jerry, had custom made to look exactly like him)

"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.

The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”

All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.

And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”

— Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, 1978 Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (via jillymomcraftypants)

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