75. In Peace and Silence you Grow

Obedience is a powerful solvent of all desires and fears

Just turn away from all that occupies the mind; do whatever work you have to complete, but avoid
new obligations; keep empty, keep available, resist not what comes uninvited.

In the attentive and thoughtful reader, they will ripen and bring out flowers and fruits. Words
based on truth, if fully tested, have their own power.

52. DOLL HOUSE

Some parents of children with cognitive disabilities are seeking cosmetic procedures to make the children appear younger than they are.

Parents who inquire about surgery want either to align the child’s visual appearance with his or her mental capacity or intellectual age, or erase a “delayed” appearance altogether, such as altering the face of a child with Down syndrome.

In one case a few years ago, a child named Ashley, with profound cognitive disabilities, had her sex organs removed and went through other procedures to prevent puberty and growth. Her parents did not wish to institutionalize her but felt they could not care for her at home if she grew to adult size.

Annihilation

I feel like I already reviewed this, which likely may be the point.

I really loved the special effects, characterization, and energy of this film.
Also, I have a strong attraction for Jennifer Jason Leigh, but I do not know why–something from my childhood is definitely triggered by her