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
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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