Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Cheese to my Macaroni

I watched "Juno" tonight for the first time. I absolutely adored the movie, and even shed a few tears that rarely surface because of a movie.

It made me think back to my previous "prince charming" posts. I have never pictured my perfect mate to ride up on a white horse and sweep me off my feet. I don't believe in perfection, as the imperfections in a person can be so sweet. I picture my "prince charming" to be more like the movie stated..."the cheese to my macaroni". The person that completes me, and always sees me for me.
The father in the movie gave an incredible dialogue sequence that sent me running for my pen and paper...

"Find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty..handsome...what have you. The right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth staying with".

Let me introduce you to the PERFECT definition of my true prince charming.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Orgasmic Birth

I received this message through my doula network, and am quite excited to see this aired...

"Exciting news! On May 16, “20/20,” the acclaimed ABC-TV news show is dedicating it's show to Orgasmic Birth as part of its Mother’s Day program. Debra Pascali-Bonaro, producer/director of the new film Orgasmic Birth, will be interviewed, as will women’s health advocate Christiane Northrup, MD, ( Mother-Daughter Wisdom and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom), and Amber Hartnell, whose orgasmic birth is featured on 'Birth As We Know It' and 'Orgasmic Birth.'

I first heard of orgasmic birth while reading "Spiritual Midwifery" by Ina May Gaskin. There were stories and pictures related to orgasmic birth that made me a pretty firm believer in the possibility. I also ran across a youtube video of a birth that is a pretty good visual representation of an orgasmic birth, but also how beautiful birth can be.

I have included the link to the video here. Please be warned that it is a graphic birth video (black and white, but no censorship). But if you are a birth junkie like me, brave, or just curious...I would check it out!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Quote Me

I have been obsessed with quotes for some time now. In the past...I bought multiple quote books, searched for quotes to go with my poetry, and found inspiring quotes to go with my family's birth stories. Now, I am eager to rip off my daily calendar to discover what hidden quote treasure lies underneath.

The other day I was driving home from work, and I heard the tail end of a song on the radio. I had no idea who the musicians were (I also didn't care for it), but the song ended in a quote that really struck me. I tried desperately to remember the quote word for word, but by the time I got home, only bits remained. Finally, yesterday I heard the entire song, and raced to get my pen and paper so that I could document the quote. The song was by Danity Kane (must be why I didn't know it), and I believe that the quote is spoken by none other than Sean "Diddy" Combs (if I am not mistaken).

The line said:

"Sometimes you have to go through the pain to experience the joy".

Right now...it's all about the JOY!