the aches I embellish
As I stumble toward
an elegant existance.
Illicit time progression
reveals blistering artifacts
defining and comforting
"The biggest lesson I’ve learned is, ‘It’s okay.’ It’s okay for me to be kind to myself. It’s okay to be wrong. It’s okay to get mad. It’s okay to be flawed. It’s okay to be happy. It’s okay to move on."
"In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight."
"Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence."