I'm Be.

This is a blog about my life in Charlotte. I am a wannabe fire eater, compulsive reader, secret artist, beginner gardener, ninjalike organizer, and TERRIBLE speller.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


forty-five thoughts for my daughter and my virtual daughters
By Francesca Lia Block. (via galadarling.com)

i always believed if i had blond hair, pixie face big breasts everything would be all right not realizing that culturally idolized beautyis not only fool proof but potentially dangerous
if you believe in your own unconventional beauty when you are young you will accomplish twice as much and suffer half so
turn off lightbulbs and light a candle
walk don’t drive
plant a tree
wear sunscreen
dancing is an antidepressant
kindness is the new status symbol
every day please try to eat something green and something orange that grow out of the ground
tell me how mad you are that your father and i parted i will always listen though i can’t ever take away the pain
expectations are for what you yourself create
they rarely work when applied to others
turn off the television
tv is a depressant
yoga is an antidepressant
don’t feel guilty about wanting pretty things
they would not be so alluring if you weren’t supposed to want them just don’t value them over compassion
use your words even when you are a grown-up and people no longer think it is entirely acceptable when you say, that hurt my feelings
if you can digest chocolate eat it sometimes
same goes for ice cream(i don’t really need to tell you those things do i?)
do your homework because it is part of the game but
don’t spend too much time worrying about grades
fall in love with someone kind who loves your bodyand your mind
if you have a dream that won’t let you go, that tickles your solar plexus, heed it
turn dark feelings into paintings or poetry or dancing
music is a kind of food
if you are sad talk to a happy woman who loves you it will always help
move your body when you are sad or angry
avoid the following:genetically modified ingredients parabens sodium lauryl sulfate mercury in certain fish neurotic thoughts about food(is that a contradiction?)
love your curls though they tangle your pale skin though it can burn in the sun your nose though it is broader than someyour sturdy legs and feet
forget barbie she does not possess imagination
remember you are a botticelli angel
the planet we live on is perfection
love her like a goddess
love yourself as her daughter
there is a planet full of different kinds of beauty
the idea that only one type of woman is beautiful is blasphemy
of everything i brought to the world in these forty-five years you and your brother are by far the most astounding
because of this i will always love your father
matter never vanishes, only changes
remember that when someone you love dies
your round head on my breast when you were bornis the memory i will keep with me when i leave this body
when i am gone i will still be near you
this is how i know: when you were born it was not a meeting but a reunion

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