you were not made to be kept in the shadows. hidden in the darkness. you are not made for small places and small things and people that keep you small.
whatever keeps you from coming alive, darling, it is too small for you.
you are meant to stretch wide your arms and your heart and your soul and your dreams.
hold out your hands and offer the beauty you contain.
oh, come alive. come alive in a million ways, bring your beauty to the table. bring yourself to the table.
there’s a seat. right here, right next to me.
we can bloom together.
it’s okay. i’m still learning too.
learning how to unfold. how to be gentle. how to soften. how to let there be curves coexisting with the edges. how to thrive. how to abandon. how to delight. how to cry. how to let go. how to hold on. how to decide. how to say no. how to say yes. how to claim. how to open up. how to speak up. how to stand up. how to declare.
i’m learning. step by step. petal by petal.
because i want to come alive. i want more than this. more than smallness.
stretch wide your arms.
can you feel it? can you feel yourself coming alive? stirring? reaching up towards the light? unfolding? finding your wings? standing tall?
can you feel it?
come. sit next to me.
we’ll learn together. i will never keep you small.
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