March 24th, 2003

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There is this amazing movie running on HBO called Normal starring Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Lange. It is absolutely gut wrenching and tragic, hopeful and uplifting, beautiful and loving and astounding. It is about a man who, after growing up in corn-fed Midwest USA and in his 50's, decides to let his family know that he is a woman trapped in a man's body. He needs to undergo hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery to become complete. Brilliant movie. I was telling both Maggie and Damien that I feel such sympathy and admiration for transexuals, for the bravery it takes to be who they are in such a cruel society as ours.

I remembered this song that Buffy Sainte-Marie wrote that the Indigo Girls did this fantastic cover of called "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee", it fits my current state of mind (with the war and everything else floating about this head of mine) so I'm posting the lyrics behind the lj cut tag...

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    Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee - Indigo Girls