“I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life.”
"Any word you can say,
any insult that people think is bad, is good.
The worse things you can get called,
“Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people’s. ”
"There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn’t one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way."
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.
— Warsan Shire