#233 / Say what you mean.

Tuesday Edition

“Feel. No matter how hard it gets, how hurt you are, how tempting it is to be locked away, safe from the possibility of experiencing an honest emotion - we must feel. It’s what makes us who we are.”

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In our fear and insecurity, how often do we couch our intentions, our feelings, our emotions in veiled words and signals? It’s dreadfully difficult, sometimes, to say what we mean with openness and honesty and truth. I know my natural inclination is to obscure the raw vulnerability under layers of misdirection.

It means that I’m safely tucked away from the consequences of whatever my truth might be. But it also means that when I give into it, I miss out on the opportunity to share parts of myself that are dear, that are important and that have so much meaning for me.

I want to be better at saying what I mean, when I mean it. At sharing what I feel, when I feel it. And at reaching for the simplicity of language that could allow me to be understand in as few, honest words as possible.

All my love,



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