Thursday, March 20, 2008

China Galland wrote a book where in she visits different parts of the world where eight year old, and such like, are being raped for the profit of adults. She visits various child pornography places.

While there, she talks to activists working to stop this, also invokes the goddesses of those places.

She also works on her own being raped as a child and confronting the rapist.

What impresses me most about this book, is that she invokes the goddesses and for me, they show up.

I mean, the book takes on several impossible tasks and one could pick out it. But the goddesses show up because they know what is important. Showing up as a human, taking on the world's pain, distant people's pain, one's own paing. The goddesses say yes to that.