I look into the mirror and don’t recognize myself anymore.
A cliché it may be, but holds more and more truth with each passing day.
My beliefs are in tethers, my body worn, my mind is a mess, my faith shaken.
Reduced to nothing more than the darkened paint, mixed with all the colours.

I am deconstructed, naked, but yet, no closer to discovering my core.
What I once believed, no longer holds true.
I am judged, strung up to be seen.
I am analyzed, pressed between 2 glass plates under a scope.
I am taken a part, piece by piece but unable to be put back together.

I am broken, I break, I am naked
But I am not accepted

And so, the pieces get glued back on, never the same, as the cliché goes.
It’s heavier now, glue does that.
To be safe, let’s add a couple of layers more just to make sure
That they don’t fall off again.
For good measure, thicken it real good.

Because at the end of the day, if judgement be passed,
at least all that is at stake, is the glue you’ve stuck on the outside
It’ll crack a lil and get covered up again.
But at least your core, your vulnerable core that holds on to the childish beliefs,
the dreams you cherish, will remain untouched.
And as it remains so, there might still hope.


This internal sense of rightness that we all experience so often is not a reliable guide to what is actually going on in the external world. And when we act like it is, and we stop entertaining the possibility that we could be wrong,

Kathryn Schulz On being wrong

An awareness of death encourages us to live more intensely.
Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
There is always a gap between intention and action.
Vernoika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
Let me live a little of the time remaining to me, because we both know that tomorrow will be too late.
Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
Madness is the iinability to communicate your ideas. It’s as if you were in a foreign country, able to see and understand everything that’s going on around you, but incapable of explaining what you need to know or of being helped, because you don’t understand the language they speak there.
Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
Reality - It’s whatever the majority deems it ot be. It’s not necessarily the best or the most logical but it’s the one that has become adapted to the desires of society as a whole
Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
Stay mad, but behave like normal people. Run the risk of being different, but learn to do so without attracting attention.
Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Charles Dickens
I would never say anything that couldn’t stand to be the last thing I would ever say.
Benjamin Zander