"May the space between where I am and where I want to be inspire me."
Sunflower seeds know the secrets to growing big and tall. She told me I could give you a hint: it’s in the smile.
I have always resented my stretch marks. I hated them. Until just a little while ago, I went to ask my sleeping mom something and saw that the marks on our bodies match, exactly. Immediately, a calm swept over me. No longer a burden, but a badge. Evidence that we are always each other’s clue of mutual existence. The marks on my body stretch beyond what is physical and rest on hers. I should’ve known, I could always find the rest of me in her care. In her protection. In her reflection.