But I haven't forgotten. Mostly because I have an awesome idea for evilprodigy's bad art. Anyway, here is one for liret. I am going down the list in order. So! You can tell where you are on the bad art list.
I wanted also to pass on a link from amaskforophelia, who posted about the Real Life Lysistrata going on in Kenya. Ladies of Kenya, you are so incredibly kickass.
Now, I have something I've wanted to talk about since this weekend. But first, a poll!
I believe reincarnation is possible:
How does reincarnation fit into your belief system?
I believe people who have been reincarnated remember things from previous lives
I believe reincarnation manifests itself as:
I believe reincarnation follows a certain set path (like attainment of enlightenment or the learning of a lesson or the reunion of soulmates)
I believe I have been reincarnated
I remember things from a previous life or previous lives
Along with this poll, if you remember details from what you believe is a past life or have experiences or opinions regarding reincarnation that you would like to talk about, please comment!
My mother told me at lunch on Saturday that she believes that I was reincarnated based on stories I told her when I was a very small child about things that she doesn't think I could have known about. She was telling me about how when I was about three or four, I used to talk about things that had "happened" to me. Now, there's the possibility, of course, that these were dreams and I was just too young to understand that they were dreams and not other things that happened, and I pointed this out to her, and she explained that the problem was that most of these came in the form of correcting anachronisms in TV shows and movies. We used to watch a lot of Little House on the Prairie when I was a toddler, and she said that I used to do things like tell her when things on the show didn't happen just as they really did-- that the way they portrayed a barn-raising was wrong, or something like that. And this was when I was two or three, so my mother would have known if I'd been read to about barn-raisings. She said I did the same thing with medieval stuff. She also said that most of the things I would tell her were clearly from a male perspective, that I talked about them like a middle-aged man and not a two year old girl. And then she told me that she didn't think I had been alive during the American Revolution.
I asked her why she thought that. She told me that when I was little, I didn't know about the American Revolution. I knew all about pioneer life, she said, and about Medieval life, and about the crossing from Europe to the Americas, in minute detail, but nothing about the American Revolution. So, she said, I must not have been alive.
And I admit, I was skeptical about this whole thing. So I half-jokingly told her that maybe I had been in a different country. Which is when it occurred to her that while I didn't know about the American Revolution, I had known about the French.
It was a wacky conversation. I have mixed feelings about reincarnation, but I do have these weird vague memories of being a traveling minister in the time period that she says I knew the most about. I don't know what it means. I was curious how the rest of you feel about the subject.