Thursday, October 11, 2018

the most beautiful part


"the most beautiful part
of your body is wherever
your mother's shadow falls.
...
the most beautiful part of your
body
is where it's headed. & remember,
loneliness is still time spent
with the world."

These words written by the poet Ocean Vuong struck deep in my heart. 
These are the words I want to tape to the bathroom mirror and recite over and over as I wash the sleep from my eyes each morning. Sleepy eyes from nights spent loving my babies.
Words that I want to teach my daughter and my son.
Words that I thought as I nursed her to sleep, as I cradled him in my arms.
Words to tell them that who they are is beautiful and perfect, and their mother will always love them.

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