He poured his glass of merlot on the floor in a thin, deliberate stream, expecting me to immediately move to mop up the puddle. Fighting the urge to clean, I stepped over his mess to refill my glass. I wiped the maroon splatter from the top of my shoe on the back of my other pant [...]
"There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
She focused so hard on breaking through the walls, that she neglected to thrive once she made it into the light.
Don’t be so loud, someone might hear you Don’t color outside of the lines You’re too big to be a jockey, or an astronaut You don’t have enough grace to be a ballerina Science and math are for boys Girls can’t be strong, can’t be leaders You’re not smart enough You’re not good enough Dreams [...]
A diet of lemon water and rice cakes holds the promise of svelte limbs and a flat stomach. Faux curls and a touch of rouge only add to the fleeting illusion of youth.
There came a day when she could no longer keep her heart guarded from the hurt and pain, locked way behind the impenetrable walls she built. It was time to unlock the gates and step into the light, freeing her spirit to seek the happiness that was waiting for her.