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Tag Archives: youth

young and sad

25 Mar

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Now, I guess, I almost sort of regret that I always said Zayn was tied for last as my favorite member of One Direction. Because I realize that without him, without Liam, even, the band does not exist. I mean, it does, technically, but not in the way it did, the way it should, or ever will again. And I’m closer to thirty than I am to sixteen so maybe they’re not as much mine as maybe NSYNC should have been, but no. They are. And I’m young and sad, and it’s heartbreaking to see them separate.

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look

16 Mar

When I was younger and intentionally fascinated with things that would make my mother cringe, I would take her old sewing needles and thread them through a thin layer of skin on my fingers and tell her to look.

release

23 Jan

I used to have a list three pages long of Things To Do Before I Die. Along with other really dumb things like “finish my 10th journal” and “have a boy’s hand on the small of my back” and “fast dance,” there were at least three bullet points about releasing messages into the world to solicit a response from someone. Anyone. In a bottle, by balloon, with a fingernail-sized etching on the bench at the bus stop, I’d asked to be acknowledged. Hey, I got your message. That was all I wanted. I needed to know I wasn’t shouting into a void, that something there would echo back, at least, to let me know that even if I was alone I mattered enough to be heard.

i’m pretty and important

22 Jan

retroblog thursday

January 13th, 1998

My aunty and uncle gave me a journal when I was in fifth grade that asked me questions and prompted me to write. Name three things that make you feel important, it said. And even though I loved English class and thought I was pretty good at grammar and spelling, I had a lot to learn when I wrote:

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The three things that make me feel important is my personality, my love for animals, and my sense of humor. I like my personality because thats what makes me have all of the friends I have. I like my love for animals because then the animals will love me back. I like my sense of humor because I know that I can laugh at myself whenever it is necessary. I have alot of things that make me feel important but these are the three main things that make me feel important.