A thousand years ago, a dying race of Immortals left behind an enduring legacy: the Ascendants, mortal men and women capable of binding hundreds or even thousands of others to their will. Together these “Bound” and their magic form the foundation of nearly every society in the world. But everything is about to change. A few rare mortals possess the ability to channel magic without an Ascendant bond, and these “Unbound” renegades finally have a leader: a gifted young sorceress bent on freeing those who share her power…no matter the cost.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by tattoos. I just love them. Granted some are not as good as others but a lot of them out there are amazing and real works of art. So I guess it came as no surprise for those around me that I ended up with a few myself.
I got my first one in August 2008, the purple butterfly on the left. I wanted something that defined infinity for me, and the connection with the Universe. But I didn’t just want the infinity symbol so eventually I found this. The butterfly is made up of two infinity symbols but it’s also one line from one antenna to the other, so one line from beginning to end with bends and curves just like life. The colour purple is for the connection with the Universe, but also with my own body and mind and to all living things around me. Because I believe we are all one. That’s what this tattoo means to me, but for everyone else, it’s just a butterfly.
I thought the title for this post was self explanatory for most people but yet there are actually people who don’t know what it means. There really is a generation already who hadn’t been born yet on this tragic day, 13 years ago already. Man I feel old if I think of that.
For the people who, for whatever reason, don’t know what is meant with 9/11, a short explanation; On the morning of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks where carried out with commercial airliners in the United States. These aircrafts where flying on their normal schedules but where hijacked after which two of them flew into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in New York. Another one flew into the Pentagon near Washington and the fourth plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3000 people were killed that day. You can read more here.
Well here we go. To be honest I already deleted and rewrote the beginning of this post about 50 times, and every time I have this notion that it’s just not good enough. There is this one thing missing that I wanted to start with but I can’t honestly say what exactly that “thing” is.
Because well, how do you say something like this? Saying it really isn’t that hard, I do it regularly. But it seems a lot easier that writing it. Because when I say it, I see the responses to it immediately.
Facial expressions and body language say much more than words spoken in response, and with that I also know how people honestly feel about it. And believe me, those responses can be very different, as what people say and what they show can be very far apart. Without them noticing it.
I have become pretty good at reading the real responses of people throughout the years. I have had both positive and very negative responses, but I can deal with it and I have no issues telling people what I’m about to write down.
One of the things I truly believe in is doing good for others. One of those ways is by supporting charities. Whether it’s by donating money, or taking action and giving your time to do something that raises awareness and/or money for certain charities it makes a difference. So with that, I will always support my friends who take the time and make the effort to do something good.
One of those friends is Maayan. Me and her go way back and have been friends for more than 10 years (yes it has really been that long already!). This Sunday, April 13, she is running the London Marathon. A very amazing thing to do by itself but she’s not just running it, she’s trying to raise money for a UK charity called The Prince’s Trust.