it’s okay for women to be average, you know. not every female character has to be incredible at everything she does. not every woman needs to be a perfect admirable example. there’s nothing wrong with women kicking ass, but there’s nothing wrong with women who don’t either. the world is full of ordinary average people and half of them are women, and you don’t need to be a queen or a goddess or anything else to be loved and respected. you don’t need to be beautiful, you don’t need to be ambitious, you don’t even need to be brave. it’s okay to be ordinary. you are worth just as much <3
(Yes, I know Barba wasn’t in this episode. No, I didn’t let that stop me.)
(10.8K. Rafael POV. Fluffy and angst-free.
Inspired by Sonny and Rafael wearing almost the exact same outfit, and then wearing literally the exact same outfit. Also inspired by my need to justify why Rafael was missing from Real Fake News, even though Liv needed him. Lastly, in this story I attempt
to explain Rafael’s softened personality in S18. So this is the Barba
version of Flan, I suppose.Oh and, this is sort of a prequel-tag to the finale. It’ll make sense when you read it.)
“Is he here yet?”
“No, Mr. Barba. Not yet. I’ll send him in, as soon as he
He’s pretty sure Carmen would sigh too, if she weren’t
the consummate professional that she is. He’s asked her five times, already,
and the meeting isn’t for another ten minutes.
It was only a couple stops
in on his renewed tour that Steve (with Pepper’s know-how) switched tactics (a
little) and shifted to promote wellness activities for the elderly instead of
just ways to help them vote and access local civic services.
The man he’d met (Arthur,
he’d learned) that was in the very first photo that went viral had said
something that had stuck with Steve – the seniors had to find a way to get to
the services they needed, rather than the other way around, or even meeting halfway.
He’d been doing some
research between tour locations and a number of places around the world had
started to combine senior housing with student housing or senior centers with
preschools. Steve loved the idea and was
determined to raise enough funding and public interest to get several similarly
structured locations off the ground in New York.
With every then-and-now
photo that was published and every visit he made covered by some sort of media,
he inched closer to his goal and in his spare time he arranged calls or (when
possible) meetings with city planners and developers and educational
administrators and care providers.
It was little more than a year
later when a preschool-senior center opened up in Queens. Steve was there for the grand opening, and to
watch Arthur and a little girl with pigtails do a puzzle together.
Hi friends, just as a heads up: I will be completely off the grid in the Canadian wilderness from Monday morning through Friday evening. I plan to use the time as a writing retreat. And as a massive teaser, these are some of the reference books that are coming with me. 😎🌈🌲🏕🏔👩❤️💋👩
So I HAVE to move to a new apartment in like …a month lmao and I’m FREAKING OUT but also trying to be like, chill, about it but it’s overwhelminggggg and I have a million and one things to do and on top of that worrying about my bro who’s still in hospital ! Anyways I feel like my brain is about to explode but …also…life …IT IS WHAT IT IS I’m so glad my mom is here …and tbh I’m v glad to be moving out of this four floor walkup apt from hell so …it’ll alll…work out….🙏