"You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering."
Happy National High Five Day
my favorite taylor swift music video is you belong with me cause it’s the story of how taylor swift is upset because her crush is dating taylor swift, but then taylor swift’s boyfriend leaves taylor swift for taylor swift and taylor swift gets really pissed and then he kisses taylor swift
Same Lola. Different angles.
do you remember the first time you were called annoying?
how your breath stopped short in your chest
the way the light drained from your eyes, though you knew your cheeks were ablaze
the way your throat tightened as you tried to form an argument that got lost on your tongue.
your eyes never left the floor that day.
you were 13.
you’re 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for “too long,”
apologies littering every other sentence,
words trailing off a cliff you haven’t jumped from in 7 years.
i could listen to you forever, though i know speaking for more than 3 uninterrupted minutes makes you anxious.
all i want you to know is that you deserve to be heard
for 3 minutes
for 10 minutes
for 2 hours
there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, your heart;
mostly because they can’t handle their own.
but you will never be
and have never been
"It’s better to have nobody, than to have someone who is half there, or doesn’t want to be there."
"I don’t deserve anything I have."
*so they took it all away
It’s National Sibling Day!