good things take miles

people here on tumblr dot com sure do get upset about the idea of other folks exploring gender

like… fluidity of gender??? people taking time, discovering that they might not be cis??? changing pronouns several times?? proces s???? cha ng e???

NO! GENDER IS HARD LIKE ROCK AND MUSCLE. TRUE LIKE DIAMOND.  CHANGE MEANS FAKER MCFAKYPANTS. I ALONE AM KEEPER OF THE CRYSTAL BALL. HOW DARE

HOW DARE

Without running, I would have missed the joy of rain. What could be considered an inconvenience or a bummer to the inexperienced is actually a gift. Without running, I would miss a lot of things—like seeing cities in a certain way, or knowing certain people all the way to the core. I’m glad we don’t experience life through glass, under cover, or from the sidelines. Good things take miles.
—  Kristin Armstrong