i took out my tongue piercing today. just now actually.
it had been getting sore on a regular basis and i was sick of it. i think it was cause the bar was a bit too short for me. but the size up made my gum sore. sort of lose/lose situation.
it is so weird not having anything there though! i keep going to play with the damned thing and then it's not there!
of course eating is much easier. you kind of forget what it's like to be able to move your tongue 'properly'.
ah i am now consoling myself with chocolate.
there is a thing on the radio at the moment (BBD radio two) about racism. everyone has such good points about it. personally i don't notice 'race' so much. i'm more "the guy in the suit" or "the woman with the bad hair" rather then describing them by race. i don't do it on purpose, it just doesn't occur to me to notice their race.
and as for this whole veil wearing business. wear what you like! i don't find it in the slightest bit off putting to talk to someone who has their face covered. in fact it's easier. don't ask why. but even a beard makes someone easier to talk to.
some humans are quite mad i think.