Here i am – in a hurry – lots of stuff to do today.
It’s been a tough week in some ways, and a terrific week in others.
i’m not losing weight or gaining weight, not exercising consistently, not on the right track with a mindfulness practice. But i don’t seem to be beating myself up as much as i could. i do a lot of things pretty well, so f**k it. (And don’t ask me why i used asterisks on the f-word. It’s not like i’m against saying it, so i have no idea.)
Here’s an interesting question from A Kind Dom: (He starts out quoting from a comment that was left for him.)
I am not convinced that living this life, this 24/7 D/s ‘lifestyle’, is possible at all. It’s all fantasy, and keeping that in mind is key. If indeed it’s all about compromise and negotiation, then it’s all smoke and mirrors and so be it. Yay for smoke and mirrors. We come together for mutual satisfaction – whether sexual or otherwise – but maintaining personhood is crucial. If marriage lasts forever, when does the ‘playing’ end due to age, infirmity, children, etc ?
There are many who claim to live the lifestyle 24/7. However as anonymous writes. Is this not just smoke and mirrors? Isn’t it really fantasy however much one is really involved in an intense D/s relationship. For instance one may like to describe oneself as being a slave or being owned. But ultimately one can walk away from it all – otherwise I would be very concerned.
Anonymous contends that maintaining “personhood” is essential. Is she not right in this? Can one really completely give up ones personality or rights as a person? Is that something anyone with a moral compass could agree with?
i’m curious – are there readers here who identify as slaves? If you do, what do you think about the question?