I wished I could die, rather than be strong. They say I’m faking it, that it wasn’t bad enough. They choose to hurt me, a child, for their own gratification. I was defenseless, and lost my hope for the future because of what they did. I know I don’t need to be nice to them. I also know they are humans. My heart betrays me, even when I want to leave… It’s all their fault. I lost chances of living a healthy, happy childhood. Yet, they choose to steal it. I should probably leave. I’m tired of it.
Being abused has become sort of a taboo sense of shame for me. It’s sort of like the don’t ask don’t tell concept. I can count on one hand the people that actually know the extent of my home life struggles, and I’m not even sure they know the whole of it. Whenever I try to open up about it I’m flooded with those memories I would rather forget, or a rush of debilitating tears.
It isn’t that I don’t enjoy talking to people, I just hate small talk. I don’t want to talk about your holiday plans or your body clock or your bowel movements. I don’t care. Pretending to care drains me. I want to know what keeps you up at night.
Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years….
Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies.
This is “the maiden” and she is extraordinary. After a CAT scan or two it was determined that she had tuberculosis. Do you know what this means?!?!? It means that tuberculosis was a preexisting condition and not initially brought over to the Americas by Europeans. WOW
i like her shoes
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