For you I will make my skin impenetrable against the wind and the blackberry bramble. I will let it tear and bleed with grace and strength. I will take your pain and your fear and your skin bruised soft by falls and kiss them over and over again until you find your courage . I can not give you courage. I can only show you mine. You will decide for yourself how you will grow. I can only hold you in my arms for so long until they too become unnecessary to demonstrate what safety is . You will hold the imprint of our life together in your skin. You will lead me to my chair. And carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. You will carry my groceries. You will protect me from the wind and the sharp edges of your heartbreaks. You will be alone in a world full of chaos. It will be your choice who to love, how to love and how to let go of fear. All I can do is show you , my dear boy, what it is to be a human , in the long history of being human , on a planet at the edge of another collapse ,during the fall of an empire convoluted with so much hate.
I can only lead by example one step at a time. I can only show you how our history lives in our skin, the good and the bad and the ugly of it. I can only teach you rituals of gratitude and love and hope that the millionth time we greet the sun in awe, it sticks. There's only so much I can do for you until you must do it for yourself. I must let you go, as one day you must let me go. I believe in our story here on earth and here together. I believe in you. And I believe in the oldest thread of revolutionary truth, LOVE.
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