I want to strip you of any uncertainty. I want to build you up, and make you feel like the most important person in the entire world.
What I didn’t realize was subconsciously I was looking around for the approval of others. This approval gave me a sense of mattering and mattering fulfilled my desire to be better.
My six year old daughter asked me, “What’s so great about the United States anyway?” And I didn’t know what to say to her.
“There was this guy…” I’ll tell her and because she won’t know you, she’ll only see what I want her to.
I don’t deserve you. You deserve more – so much more.
If you hold the door open for everyone, the door will stay open for you.
For the next 20 minutes or so, Sema’s assessments flow in a stream-of-consciousness manner with very few pauses. There’s no stopping her as she expertly combs my cup in search of images—and, conceivably, hints about my past, present, and future.
I wanted to learn more about what a Donald Trump presidency might mean. There is so much blood shed trying to force me to have one opinion or the other, I decided to call one of the smartest people I know.
She was running towards an exciting and uncertain and even scary future (“I have to perform and do well!”). She wasn’t running with relief and the fading of fear. She was running towards the fear.
I hope I will have loved more than I’ve lost.