do you remember the first time you were called annoying?
how your breath stopped short in your chest
the way the light drained from your eyes, though you knew your cheeks were ablaze
the way your throat tightened as you tried to form an argument that got lost on your tongue.
your eyes never left the floor that day.
you were 13.
you’re 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for “too long,”
apologies littering every other sentence,
words trailing off a cliff you haven’t jumped from in 7 years.
i could listen to you forever, though i know speaking for more than 3 uninterrupted minutes makes you anxious.
all i want you to know is that you deserve to be heard
for 3 minutes
for 10 minutes
for 2 hours
there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, your heart;
mostly because they can’t handle their own.
but you will never be
and have never been
you will never
find words for;
you will learn
to name them
after the ones
who gave them
to you.” – Maza-Dohta (via perfect)
under your tongue too long
without speaking it
it becomes blood.” – Naomi Shihab Nye, from “Hidden,” in Fuel (via goghst)
remember that time in high school musical 2 when Troy got all jealous because Gabriella started hanging out with Ryan and he thought Ryan was moving in on her
and it was like
yeah if Troy had just taken a look at what was actually going on
he would have seen
who Ryan was actually interested in
THEY ARE WEARING EACH OTHER’S CLOTHES