i really allow myself to feel.
i don't even have to dig deep.
it's just there.
an instinctual response to life.
i feel joy in my bones.
or pain. disappointment. sorrow.
and i express these emotions publicly.
when i'm happy, i laugh. loud.
when i'm sad, i cry. a lot.
i think this scares others.
or at least makes them uncomfortable.
but i appreciate the people who get me.
they're in touch with themselves.
and they're in touch with me.
people like my mom. like larissa.
i feel known with them.
i feel understood and accepted.