Thursday, March 24, 2005

letter to a friend from the inside of my head

"I'm really happy to hear that you applied for university today. You seem really excited about this. You can't turn tricks forever, even if you've cut down. You can't dance forever for those you give pleasure and let them grope away all of your drive and your potential....to love yourself. That is like air. Yes! Go to university and then move to India where you want to be with a head full of dreads you're planning to grow and a comfort in your skin. I applaud you. You are so young still, so beautiful and you will do great things. Let me show you how beautiful you are with a different kind of music sweet child".

I pick up my camera.

4 comments:

Creatrix (aka Jennifer) said...

wow...*tear rolls down cheek*...send that letter! :) there is nothing more powerful than a sister's encourgament. what a blessing you have given her! thank you for supporting her in the ways that you have. thank you for giving her a glimpse of something more. thank you for picking up your camera.

leandro said...

Indeed this is inspiring.

The first step is always the hardest, with the risque of saying a typical cliche, but once that one is done and motivations persists, off one goes.

stradi said...

thanks for reading my letter creatrix and leandro!

i was feeling very intense for this woman who is so young and so broken and just needs people to begin treating her with respect and admiration instead of the negative attention from gropers that she normally recieves. i think that if you have people that believe in you and see you as something other than an object and know you have potential....you can pull out your confidence and do anything!

weirdpixie said...

absolutely beautiful.