Nobody ever said life was easy. Perhaps I expected too much from a society that told me I could be anything I wanted. Maybe I am so optimistic that I can block out past traumas and experience pain anew with every scrape. Real life is hard and I wish I had stayed in the world of academia where everything made sense. But I did not. I decided to graduate and so-called make something of myself. But with bills and new dangers straight out of the nest, I come to admire baby birds and turtles. They just DO the damn thing!
And so in their honor, in lieu of tears from ducts that have long since dried up in my pre-adolescence, enjoy this image that vaguely gives form to my pain, my fear, and my determination to tell the rigid and vampiric parts of society to kiss it’s own ass as I create a life of wholesomeness for my family.