~Can someone just hold me? Don't fix me, don't try to change me Can someone just know me? Cause underneath, I'm broken and it's beautiful —"Broken & Beautiful", Sung by Kelly Clarkson. Written by Steve Mac, John Mcdaid, Alecia B Moore, Marshmello
Are you like me? written May 25th, 2021
I look for reflections of myself in the world that aren't apologies or clinical definitions of hurt more than an easy cliche in a song but it is a start.
I listen to songs read books and poems watch tv shows and movies, when I see a hint of familiarity I get so ****** excited "Are you like me?!? No? Sorry, my bad."
So I keep looking trying to be brave making expeditions into the world while holding close the book I find the people I know and knew who know me.
I don't tell anyone what I am looking for leaving it up to chance hoping that fate will bump us together long enough to find out
Are you like me?
That song bothers me a bit. I would never create something that was broken intentionally. It's far from an ideal way to live life, but since I am this way, I need to find the beauty in it. I need to find people who can hold me and know me. Go listen to the Kelly Clarkson song. The depth of her voice makes that song.
Of course I love so many people who aren't like me, and there are people who know me who aren't like me, but I want to see myself somewhere in the world. Thank you to the artists who write themselves for the world to see.