I have to tell you something weird before I forget.
“Last month a 13 year old boy abducted an 8 year old girl. And when people asked him why he said he learned about it on TV.“
I love this poem about instructions for the first time you see a woman naked.
Because it will be on a screen.
And there are no instructions necessary when you are just watching.
Sometimes I wonder if I underestimate the clinical nature of the digital age. The way we swipe ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on people. And move on.
But I don’t think a generation can be any one thing. I love people, and I know others do too, despite our birth years.
The world is cruel and already cruel enough. I want to find the space in each other to settle into.
I don’t care if men tell me I am pathetic for loving them when you are supposed to just be cool. I think that is what human beings are made to do.
People have forgotten their lines. I have the script in front of me.