"I know of people who have
vowed to themselves to
never treat their kids the way
they were treated.
I know of some who swear they will
never neglect their sons
they were neglected.
I keep seeing all of these
to hold broken-hearted teenage girls in their arms,
and likewise, the sons,
and promises to lovingly accept gay sons, or boys who are not
actually boys, just born that way,
and likewise, the daughters.
I hear all the time of others who,
rest-assured, will never lay a hand
or spit vicious words
onto their kids.
They will never shake their babies,
they are not
I used to make all of these promises.
But one year, a few years ago,
I reached the lowest point I’ve ever
and decided that
this was a life that I could never
allow my child to have,
these are things I could never
watch him or her
I decided that
it may be better to just
not be a parent at all,
in fear of becoming what
I used to vow I wouldn’t when
I start to see myself
in my child and
what to do."
"The damage was permanent; there would always be scars. But even the angriest scars faded over time until it was difficult to see them written on the skin at all, and the only thing that remained was the memory of how painful it had been."
"It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates."
"You get depressed because you know that you’re not what you should be."
"We fall in love with one version of someone and we expect them to stay that way, but they never do."
today in class someone sneezed & my teacher told them to shut up