|St. John's Wort|
Wildflowers of Quebec in July: a photo essay
or excerpts from stories the flowers tell
Be bold, but not so bold as to need attention. Thoughtfulness is bold. Be proud to call the world your own. Write all your friends. They are always in your thoughts. Sometimes those that you need the most are far away, and the depth of loss you feel can be regained through a gift or a letter, but never a facebook post. Connection is so beautiful.
I am a luminescent school of anchovies.
I am a choir of violas.
I am the candle lit spine of the ocean.
I am everyday.
I am the part behind your eyes.
I am strong in numbers.
low self esteem.
It's for the birds.
In the morning, I will wake up and drink coffee on my balcony. I will pretend the neighbours don't see my half-naked body and take for granted that their presence gives me comfort, that the loneliness of a balcony is made better by the loneliness of another, that throughout the ages, we will wake and drink hot beverages on our balconies, alone and together, until it's over.
Fell asleep in the park but I kept my wallet stowed tightly in my thigh pocket. People will hurt you. They have that power. I don't ever want that to happen again.
Be it a gust of wind or a symphony, let's play.
I remember the old times. They come to me like wild raspberries on the trail, or fireflies in the moonlight. I remember the feel of the sandy lake floor on my feet, the river water spilling out of the crisp parting of the mountains. I remember acres upon acres of being alone with you.
Being quietly misunderstood is perhaps the noblest pursuit of them all.
Choose to love. So much of your world is love. Open yourself up through small gestures, through caring. Sometimes a kind deed is the key to a reactionary love. However forced, it can lend itself to positivity and serenity, casually leaning
towards love. Before you know it, you are surrounded.
You are not just a brain, you are a body. Sleep. Feel your exhaustion upon you and rest your weary head. Sleep. You can only control your thoughts, and even then, not very well. Sleep. Put it all away for a while. Let's sleep together.
It's no big deal if you get a little wet.