by Ang Kia Yee

And just like that, one storm of the heart passes, and in its leaving teaches me so much about what it means to be calm. How to let trust lead without dismissing fear & anxiety. I can honour the depths of how I feel without indulging them to the point of stretching them out or letting them be reproduced into permanence. I can see how another person’s choices or opinions are often not a reflection of me at all. In that sense, I am becoming bolder.

There is an ease I can see myself leading with, even though it’s not here yet. But it does feel easier and easier to be in the world, with other people. I am beginning to tear little holes into my fear. I would like to be seen, soon, to become a visible object in the world.