March 21, 2012

Mawigge is what brings us together today

When you go through hell and back on the local bus, stopping at every single block for more shit to be dumped on your head, sometimes it beats you down.  It defeats you, convinces you that you are less-than, worse-than, and unworthy-of.  It makes you into a victim, a blob of tragedy who buys a lifetime pass on that local bus.


But not always.

Because there are people like Flutter, who get the hell off that bus, no matter how hard it is to do.  She told the driver where to stick his fucking bus pass.

Flutter is a survivor.  She has built herself a life of joy and purpose, and she’s never stopped reaching out and helping others.  She’s given to me more times than I can remember.

And this week, she’s embarking on a new journey.  A new bus ride!  A different route!  (I know the metaphor is dead, people, but my kids won’t stop TALKING to me, so I can’t come up with anything better.)

Flutter is getting married.  She’s linking her life to someone else, someone who loves her for all her strength and beauty and the free massages.  She loves fiercely.  She’s getting on the Happiness Express (I’ll stop soon).  And if anyone deserves a happy beginning, it’s Flutter.

Please join me in an old-fashioned Blog Carnival, telling Flutter how much you love her or giving her advice on marriage (it’s OK to combine music collections and bank accounts, but not books) or just sing out in honor of love and partnership.  Link to this post and send me your link so that I can link back.  Let’s make it the blogosphere’s wedding present to the girl who has had our backs time and again.

Ride that bus, babe.

The posts:

Sarah wrote Arrangements, a remarkable poem

Magpie hit it on the nose

Painted Maypole dusted off her blog

De provided Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue

Christine put together a musical tribute

Amanda shared her memories of Flutter

Alejna reflected on marriage

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  • Reply alejna March 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I love a good public transportation metaphor! I’m more partial to trains, though. I get carsick if I try to read on buses. I hope Flutter doesn’t have that problem.

    I am super happy thrilled excited for Flutter that she’s getting married. I’ll see if I can manage a post (on love, marriage, partnership or buses), but I won’t promise anything! I have a lot of cupcakes to bake.

  • Reply Sarah Piazza March 23, 2012 at 12:55 am

    thanks for doing this, emily.

    love you, flutter.

  • Reply magpie March 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Flutter’s amazing. Thanks for organizing this virtual party!

  • Reply flutter March 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Emily- you are a survivor and a warrior and a delicious woman. You are kind and epic and I adore you. Thank you for this, thank you for seeing in me, what I see in you. I love you

  • Reply @maggiedammit March 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Alas, is no more, but if it were I would most definitely devote at least a post to Christine. Maybe even a whole month. Heh.

    Christine, I wish you so much love and peace and joy in this continued union. You have always sparkled in the best kind of way.

    Thanks for organizing this, Emily!


  • Reply christine March 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    i’m in! i’ll post when i have something ready.

  • Reply flutter March 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I just love you guys so much. Thank you

  • Reply Painted Maypole March 24, 2012 at 1:21 am

    for flutter, i dusted off the old blog. it’s nothin’ fancy.

  • Reply Coco March 24, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Flutter dear, there is, indeed, no one who deserves a lush dive into marriage, and a lifetime of amazing, starlit love, more than you. So many times, you’ve touched me. I’ve closed down Mommyhood and Life, but very soon, I shall break in a brand-new new blog with a post in your honor.

  • Reply de a March 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    There’s so much dusting going on, I think there must be a party in the works!

    Thanks for doing this, Emily.

    Best to you, Flutter. Have a beautiful wedding – we’re all celebrating with you.

  • Reply christine March 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    for my sweet christine (flutter) xo

  • Reply a dweam within a dweam | collecting tokens March 26, 2012 at 5:09 am

    […] know Flutter to join in on the celebration. To see more of the well-wishing, go see her post “Mawigge is what brings us together […]

  • Reply alejna March 26, 2012 at 5:11 am

    The cupcakes are done, and so is my post for Flutter:

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