"That [exercise in acting class] was easy for me to do - to pretend there had been an accident, to pretend I’d just lost someone. But I remember sitting in class, thinking that the other people weren’t emotionally available [in their scenes]. My boyfriend at the time still had his parents, and he could never imagine what it would be like if someone told him there had been an accident and someone died. But I’d already experienced so many of these deep, profound emotions that I didn’t have to learn them. I could imagine anything. And I think that’s one of the reasons I can be so emotionally available as an actor. I understand pain and drama. I understand that it only takes one second for a life to change. I think children who experience that have a different understanding than children who don’t."
Mariska Hargitay (via
I soo understand this is lost a parent in childhood, in fact at a time when your Brain is rewiring (during teenage yrs your Brain rewires and has to re-learn things like emotions etc) & I lost my Dad during this time, you learn quick during this time, an alot different from others who’s brains are rewiring at the same time!!
If you were raped, it’s not your fault. If you were abused, it’s not your fault. If you were hurt or harassed or bullied, it’s not your fault. Friendly reminder that the horrible things people do to you doesn’t define you, and you are amazing and beautiful no matter what they did to you. You’re still here. And you can still exist. Even though what they did was horrible. You’re here. And you can get through the pain.
this is amazing, thank you
joyfuljack-a-lackie) Aug 24