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Your Mileage May Vary

teafaerie | Musings | Thursday, October 7th, 2010

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Please be careful, your mileage may vary.

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  1. You also cannot control everything. Great article.

    Comment by Countess — October 7, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

  2. Love, love, love all of your articles. Thanks, Teafaerie <3

    Comment by Newt — October 7, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

  3. It is interesting this life with all it’s twists and turns, things happen and people learn from their mistake’s , or continue on down paths much tread . knowledge is all that we seek and we learn and give , people grow because of it .

    Comment by Travis — October 8, 2010 @ 6:07 am

  4. My Darling TeaFaerie:

    You are something special. I have to laugh because I was sitting here trying to think of some word to describe you but I really can’t. I’m a “professional” or I’m supposed to be anyway… I’m sitting here in my stuffy suit working at one of the biggest firms in Chicago wondering who the hell I am.

    I joined hitREC (and became familiar with the little ray of sunshine that you are) years ago when my mom died. I started experimenting with drugs often to escape my mind. I was hungry to get free of the dark cloud over my head in any way possible and (of course) said nothing to my “friends(?)” in the legal world because of the stigma associated with non-pharmaceutical drug use. Its funny how people get especially judgmental after they’ve had their morning coffee with a handful of Xanax.

    Although I was particularly reckless at the time, I consulted Erowid for a well rounded perspective. I love that you appreciate and give that. I was that person that needed a go-to in order to 1.) prevent me from killing myself accidentally (I wasn’t suicidal at that point) 2.) figure out what kind of trip I wanted to have or at least where to start the journey. I’m sure its difficult not to be hard on yourself in some capacity, but I think you have the right attitude. There are certain things that are just absolutely out of your control. Life can be a cruel lottery sometimes but the beauty of the wonderful times can make it worth the risk. The ability to make the decision based on what you know is where the beauty lies.

    I sincerely hope your friend gets better soon. Thank you for being an advocate of informed choice. My advice: stay smart through the hard times because they get you through when you can’t stay strong.

    I love what you are, what you represent, and you will always have a place in my heart.

    by <3, Vic

    Comment by agirlvic — October 8, 2010 @ 11:00 am

  5. Thank you for this. This weekend three friends and I are taking our annual trek to a cabin upstate to drop acid and have a great time. One of our friends will be trying this for the first time, and I’ve been worried because he has never been drunk or stoned in his entire life. He’s done his homework and we’ve talked extensively about what lsd can do to you, but I know that he’s got some deep issues buried inside that he doesn’t articulate that often. I could so easily see the whole experience going terribly or wonderfully. In the end it is his decision to make, and we, his friends, will do our part by trying to create the most comfortable atmosphere possible, and stick with him the whole time. I am grateful that acid isn’t associated with the dubious nature of a lot of mdma, that the dangers of physical damage are really low. It doesn’t help that I’ve never really had a bad trip (though have definitely sat through some before), so I have a hard time explaining that risk to said friend.

    Thanks for sharing your story, it’s good to hear some of the feelings I’ve had recently so well put.

    Comment by Liza — October 11, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

  6. Everything for a reason.

    Comment by Theophany — October 11, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

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