An Open Letter to Young Beautiful Women
Cleave Yourself To Love
I want you to know that underneath the political rhetoric, the religious terror, the impossible double standards, the cruel repression, the rape culture, the entitlement, the sheer stupidity of misogyny…this power we hold is at the heart of it all.
It is exactly what the world fears about us. It is, even, what we fear about ourselves.
Life as a Verb
It is true. And it is all that is left to do
and say and show in every moment
between now and eternity
that love really is all.
The Myth of Deserving
"I love you man, but I don't want you to play guitar at my funeral. Nothing personal. It's just becoming a cliche."
You deserve nothing.
Not that deep tissue massage after a hard week. Not that ice cream after you worked out. Not that fancy car from the money you scraped and saved.