- Sarah Ockler (via rhymez)
Daughter, sometimes love will try to rip your throat out.
It will sink its eyeteeth into you and search for the softest flesh,
the bruised and bloody parts of you that only just finished healing.
There are men that will make you long for the moon
and the cool skin of…
honestly, this is so important though. at 18, i had been depressed for so long that i was afraid of what would happen if it were to get treatment. “if this part of me goes away, who am i? will i still be the same me?” i was legitimately afraid of getting help for myself. your depression may shape you, but it doesn’t define you.
THIS IS SO FUCKING VALIDATING I CAN’T EVEN.
- Octavio Paz, from “Letter of Testimony” (trans. Eliot Weinberger)