Oh please, for the love of all that is good and holy and human on this earth, let’s talk about this stuff more openly! Without shame or restraint. If you’re hurting, this is me, taking you by the shoulders, looking deep into your bleary eyes, and saying, “I.seeeeee.you. I.feeeeeel.you. You are not broken or damaged or crazy. And you certainly are not alone. You are radiant, and one day you will recognize that radiance in all its exquisite glory. But for today, rest, and let me reflect that luminance back on you. Tomorrow, too. And for as many today’s and tomorrow’s as it may take. Because I am WITH YOU. And I’m not going anywhere.” Namaste, beautiful you. The hurt and the hope in me, recognizes the hurt and the hope in you, and loves every breath of every bit of it. Hard. // I was just introduced to @emilymcdowell_’s (like, truly phenomenal) work yesterday. It’s human art that comes right from a deeply human soul and keeps you constantly nodding your head and heart in perfect synchrony the further through her feed you scroll. Take a peek. You’ll thank me. Or rather, you’ll thank HER for showing up in all her majesty and simultaneously giving each of us permission to do the same. ❤️
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