“You are free to just be,
don’t listen to others;
You don’t need permission,
watch out for those fuckers!”
-Aimee Cabrera, an excerpt from my poem “There Once Was a Girl…” done in the voice and spirit of my friend, Sifu Martin Ferreira. I am developing this poem into a beautiful and colorful children’s book 🙂
This is a reminder that we are the ones in control of our lives. Unfortunately, the web we are a part of tries to tell us that life is scary, out of our control, and we are not good enough, smart enough, or strong enough to dictate its direction. This is simply not true.
While life can be scary sometimes, we are meant to live very full and beautiful lives. It is up to each of us to decide which path we want to take. So long as we don’t harm others, that is our absolute right. Grab hold of it and choose the direction you want!
Photo Credit: Aimee Cabrera
Writing Credit: Aimee Cabrera