On Realizing Things
people, places & thoughts
Every now and again I’ll go silent on the internet. I’ll pull all the way back and completely cut myself off from engaging in most people’s things and disappear. I started doing this as an act of self-preservation as a child, peeling back the layers of self, and becoming inconspicuous so nobody could see me so I couldn’t be harmed. When so much of my childhood was lived, at home, in the shadows, in the stillness, as far away as I could be from my mother, who was usually pretty close, I think I’ve developed a way to navigate life from the periphery, while maintaining safety within myself, finding softness and play where I can and could.
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