Saturday, July 21, 2007


It's been much more rough transitioning back into real life than I thought. How could I have figured out a good deal about how to find and be peace at a homeless shelter, and not be able to do the same at home, where I am supposed to feel the most loved and secure? Why is life so much more complicated and even unhappy here than in a place of constant chaos and trauma? I knew it would be hard to go, but I had no idea it would be so hard to come home. Despite the chaos and the sometimes overwhelming despair, the place that I spent my summer was also full of unconditional love that accepted you and what you had to offer. I was allowed to be me and grow at my own pace, offering as much love as I could as I learned. No one ever disapproved of me (at least, they never made me feel that way). My family and friends here are mostly the same loving, awesome people, but it feels like they're trying to love someone who's not here. I'm still me, but I left a big piece of my heart in New York and I'm just not sure how to be happy or fulfilled without it.

1 comment:

  1. I'm on a hovercraft to Paris with my former best friend,
    We have to get to the cinematheque,
    We're not alone but no one speaks english, so we're free
    To look into each other's minds
    And see what we're thinking like we always used to.

    I miss talking to you,
    But you never draw me out so
    Cast off the ego scars and let's go hit the bars.