G.Joy

United States

She/Her

Message to Readers

Cat, Rat, Flat, Sat, Hat, Mat, Bat, Vat, Alotta-that

How

July 31, 2020

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How
do others describe you?

Me?

Yes, how
do others describe you?

Why can't I describe myself?

Well...

I could probably answer that for you

Well...

I think
it's because other people won't judge as hard
as I would

I think 
it's because it won't be as "official" or as "authentic"
coming from me

I think
it's because it won't look pretty, or neat, or nice
if I tell the truth

I think
you just want the lovelies and the flowers and the sparkle
instead of the truth

I think
if you knew every side of me, all of my failures along with my successes
you would be reminded of your own


Well...

I think
instead of having other people describe me
I describe myself

I think
the failures are more important than the successes

I think
the failures are what make the lovelies and the flowers and the sparkles

I think
the pain and the misery and the burn-out amount to something spectacular


So I think
if you don't accept my faults with my strengths

You aren't ready to accept me
at all

 
" 'Meg, I give you your faults.' ... 'But I'm always trying to get rid of my faults!' ... 'Yes,' Mrs. Whatsit said. 'However, I think you'll find they'll come in very handy on Camazotz.' "
- Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle In Time

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4 Comments
  • Lata.B

    Oh wow! I like this so much!! so sweet! :)


    5 days ago
  • Doodleninja

    replying: thanks! I'm glad you liked it! Actually, the series focuses on Thinker and all the shenanigans he (and other people) get into at Stereo Tropes Co. If you search up Stereo Tropes Co. in the search box for "Title of Work", you should be able to find the rest of the pieces I have out so far. To read them in order, just follow the numbers in the titles :)


    6 days ago
  • Doodleninja

    awww, I love this so much! And you articulate yourself super well! Awesome message and I like the formatting as well :D


    6 days ago
  • spurtsofdarkness

    replying: so glad you liked it! it was really an experiment for me, the block refused to leave me, and so i chose a topic different than what i usually write!


    6 days ago