Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Seven Words



I read this quote from Khalil Gibran not too long ago: 

"We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words."

And I freakin' love that quote. There's so much noise, so many words. so much mindless chatter about stupid, meaningless things out there. The news, politics, reality shows/celebrity gossip. It's just all auditory vomit. 

So, I thought, if I could describe myself or my life in just seven words, what would I say? 

I don't know, that's really !@#$ing hard. Seven words?! That's not enough, right? Give me at least a couple of sentences to work with, Gibran, sheesh. But I thought about it for a long time. And here's what I came up with: 

I feel so much, yet not enough. 


You're probably thinking, what does that even mean, Mia??? It means that I internalize so much and feel everything that I end up making myself numb to where I don't want to and can't feel anything at all. It means that as much as I want to change things - in our country, in our world - I'm just one person and the futility of it all saddens me more than I can describe. You can't change what doesn't want to change. You can't make people care. You can't unite when people thrive in the divide. 

Color me disillusioned and disappointed. On most days anyway. 


Anyway, those are my seven words. What are YOUR seven words? 






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