28. Somerville, MA. Librarian and teacher. Activist and volunteer. Bi/queer feminist. Nerd and fangirl. Dhamma follower, book-worm, Trekkie, forgetful vegan, tama'ita'i palu'ava. Mainer-turned-Bostonian-turned-Somervillen.
"Some people have said that if you look at reality with the eyes of a Buddhist, you become pessimistic. But to think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is the see reality as it is. A pessimistic attitude can never create the calm and serene smile which blossoms on the lips of the Bodhisattvas and all others who obtain the Way."