GENTLY MEN ♂

Looking back on a littler-you is a brave and eye-opening adventure.

I wandered upon some of my own outpourings from a time I was all-unrequited – and not just a little all-consumed by it…

Having a glimmer back to then – and without any arrogance – I can proudly say that:

angry-me writes some pretty things. 

Still… those Minds Like Midnight and Bluff Diamonds feel all identity-like-hot-ice now…

You know that feeling that you get when you look through old photo albums or your sport’s almanacs, or those maybe not-really cringe-worthy journals you kept … and your truth feels both unnerving and unanimous at the same time?!

Going there often implies that the looking is how you know you’ve moved forward…

On the contrary! It may be the remembering of the feelings you felt then and there, that big-brother you now and, ergo… teach you all over again.

It’s been one month since Women’s Day, so here the flip-side to #GirlUp

To the big-siblings – adopted, self-appointed and anointed – and all the Gently-Men in my life who gifted me with the bits that built the brave that I sometimes find enough of in my life, know this:

we have the chance to turn the pages over…
we can write what we want to write…

How long can we look at each other, down the barrel of a gun?
Before we can actually answer: 

ARE WE EVER GONNA BE BETTER THAN THIS? 

Sparkles always shine bright when the time is just right…
like now, when I look back on a time mine was all minds like midnight.

#GalleryOfDNA 

THANK YOU!

 

CONSIDER: This post was the one-month-later, follow-up to my Women’s Day share, called Girl Up

 

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