My forte and foible

“I told you they’d look!”

“Let them!”

“But… they will… SEE!” it whispers. 

“See what?”

“See us!” it starts to sound like Gollum in Lord of the Rings.

“And?”

“And then they’ll be cruel and think we’re ridiculous and they’ll hurt us!”

(Yes, definitely Gollum. Where did this come from?) 

“They can’t hurt us, Gollum.” (Let’s call a spade a spade.)

“Buuuhhhuuut they did!” 

He is crying now. I hug his ugly, bony shoulder.

“No dear, it wasn’t them. It was us. We hurt us. We wanted their approval instead of approving us ourselves. We wanted their love instead of loving us ourselves. We gave them the power, the weapon to hurt us, do you see?”

Fear looks at me with teary eyes. 

“It brings out the blue in your eyes,” it says before it disappears. 

“Thank you” I whisper and walk among the crowd of the afternoon rush hour head held high, heart feeling warm. 

A to Z-ers, thank you for waiting out the extra day for the F post. My muse needed this extra day 🙂 

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22 thoughts on “My forte and foible

  1. Haha! What a great post, Miss Andi. I love the Lord of the Rings so this was just such a fun read. It gives a nice light-hearted perspective on the very real achievement of overcoming your fears. I like the blue too! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Kim, you’re so kind! Really glad you liked it and thank you for being so encouraging. (You’re also usually the first to like my posts, it’s a great feeling, you know!) 🙂

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  2. “We gave them the power, the weapon to hurt us” this is the key of happiness, this is what we need to understand. Nobody can’t hurt us if we don’t let them… Thank you for remain us this.
    I love the post ans the theme on you blog.
    Xoxo

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  3. “We gave them the power, the weapon to hurt us, do you see?” <<< That's the key! I don't remember that quite as often as I should, but I know it to be true. I, for one, really like the new hair color!

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  4. Pretty cool little twist! This is my first visit to your blog (found you through A Song A Day’s comment section), so I’ll have to backtrack and see what else you’ve posted for the A to Z, as a start.

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