This is where my sister has come from, the is one of the reasons I greatly admire her. She took a fall in 1991 off a ladder from roof height onto concrete. When she first woke up she'd forgotten she had a sister, kept forgetting my name after that for a bit and had to relearn to write. Letters she wrote to me not too long after looked like they'd been written by an 8 year old. Fractured skull and 13 broken bones including 3 crushed vertebrae. Rehabilitation was a long road and her injuries are something she has had to make room for in her life to this day, including the constant loud ringing in her ear. Getting her hair to grow long after that has never really happened either. Like many folks, she has not had a pretty, easy swinging life, everything she has now she's worked very very hard for. She doesn't talk about it, doesn't give many details of her day to day, doesn't use much time speaking to the ridiculousness that comes her way, because she's too busy living a life she very nearly didn't get to have.
Just saying, because too many seem to think she has it so easy it's ok to take advantage, or brush her off. Folks could stand to think a little harder before they make assumptions about people, all people, on all sides of the water, on all continents. Far too often I witness folks who think their day or their year or their decade is so hard, and others have it so much better, that it's ok to discount them as important. It's never ok to be abusive because you don't think you're getting your item fast enough, or to leave crappy feedback because you didn't get the discount or the custom service you think you deserve. It's never justified to single someone out for derision, or to splash ugliness across forums because you imagine it to be your right to critique anyone not pandering to your ego. If we make it ok to discount someone else's humanity, someone else, thinking the same way, will discount ours.
Ok, maybe some time in the next couple months I'll have some 'made' thing to show off, probably not though. Moving and all. I'll be setting up home and finding where the shops are, and maybe digging some dirt to plant a flower or two. If I've bruised any delicate sensibilities... well... stuff happens ay, and we go with the flow.