We’ve seen this before.
They say we’re hopeless so I should hope less.
To know depression is not failure. To know it is not weakness. To know there is no fault and no blame. To know how strong we really are to continue the fight when every breath is a battle won. To know we are doing the best we can, and that will always be enough.
Perhaps this is it. This is how you jumpstart your way out of his twisted games.
Leo: Honestly, Leo, just get out of bed.
Growing up poor, the world tends to ticket your dreams like a traffic warden, leaving you an endless warning to just slow down. And this is why we must sing, from rooftops and tower blocks, the importance of being creative especially as a kid living in a financially unstable home.
How does one take such a long term view at such a young age. I think it was the ten years she had spent developing her skills, singing in bars all over Alaska, preparing for this moment.
“Flint, Michigan. Ugly, the water will kill you, and everyone’s on heroin.”
“He would not shut up about how awesome he thought he was.”
At the end of the day, there’s a God who has a plan for your life and a community of friends who have your back. And that’s a lot better than any Netflix & Chill sesh anyone can offer you.