Jøhnny Fävòrítê (johnnyfavorite) wrote,
Jøhnny Fävòrítê
johnnyfavorite

levels of strength

1. I am a little tiny baby.

2. I can walk by myself.

3. I am strong enough to enforce my boundaries, keeping the bad influences out.

4. I am strong enough to leave my parents’ house under my own power, and to support myself without too much of their help.

5. I am strong enough to take on the problems of others.

6. I am strong enough to wed and have children of my own, or sustain some other type of family unit.

7. I am strong enough to take down the boundaries I erected in my youth, and let anyone trample me who wishes to.

I wrote that in February 2002, when I was a little bit crazy. I am putting it here now because it feels like I’ve finally made an entire loop around the track, and I’m reaching that point again. Hopefully with a little more perspective this time.
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