when we treat love as something sacred and rare, we miss opportunities to critically engage with it or even explore different types of love. when we treat love as sacred and something to be found, we are implying that the relationship and construction of love is perfect from its inception. that prevents open dialogue and transfer of ideas and definitions of what relationships are and what is desired from them
when we treat love as something to be built, we allow for the opportunity to love anyone we meet and the threat of finding The One fades. when we treat love as something to be built, we allow for nuance in any and all our relationships and for those relationships to hold more weight on our lives. when we treat love as something to be built, it becomes a communal act, rather than something we do alone
I spill blood over coffee and bleed myself dry. the girl you see is nothing more than a mirror reflecting last nights dream. I am here. I have always been here. but I have never been seen. Girlhood is a performance and Im stealing the show. I perform in the bathroom mirror and I practice leaving my body. The art of dissociation to avoid pain. I divide into two, a hole so big even god cant fill. I pick up my skin, pull it over my thighs and zip it up. I feel like an imposter stepping out into the world asking god to dim the lights so I can start my performance. Here I am world, just like you asked, a girl, uncomfortable in her own skin, pleading to be enough.
Hannah Green, from Girlhood Is Grief -school of performing arts