The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are...– Fernando Pessoa | Bernardo Soares, The Book of Disquiet
On Turning Ten
This is the beginning of sadness, I say to myself, as I walk through the universe in my sneakers. It is time to say good-bye to my imaginary friends, time to turn the first big number. It seems only yesterday I used to believe there was nothing under my skin but light. If you cut me I could shine. But now when I fall upon the sidewalks of life, I skin my knees. I bleed.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.– Ernest Hemingway