i believe you can pick your family.
you can go out and single handely locate individuals who will actually
these people will accept your quirks, will find your style of dress enchanting and inspiring, they
will love you.
when you go out and hand pick the people you will call
brother, sister, uncle, they will appreciate the sentiment, instead of shying away from being associated with you, because
they wont have any memory of
the way you used to be or
what you could have been if only…
will be so happy to see you that
you will be happy to see them.
and patient they will be patient and
loving towards you that is how you’ll know
you all should be a family.
you’ll want to
plan a big meal during a holiday so you can sit and discuss
the love between you all but not like
some hippy “trip” and,
so what if it is. i like hippys, and they like me.
i am sure you can find someone who wishes they had a daughter or
son like you,
someone who welcomes two am telephone calls about ‘what was that song that was number one last spring’ and
when you find that person and you get your first two am call
you’ll break into a wide grin instead of
launching into a tyrade about the tiime ,see
these are the people you’ll pick. some of them will speak languages you’ve never heard in person, and they will have lots of questions for you just like a long
lost relative and
you will love them and they will love you.
some of your new family members will have children who think you are a walking set of encyclopeida’s, but maybe you’ve never even seen an encylcopedia, and you’ll laugh out loud at them and
sometimes these feelings wil lcome from the family members
you’ve never laid eyes on.
two of your family member’s or
twenty will be virtual and
some of your new family will go from
being electronically illiterate to
a street degree in computer science just to get
one glimpse of your poetry, recipies, and
they have placed their faith in electricity like in the nineteen hundreds when
factories were born…cars
will take you to greet them this
is what it means to make a family.
when you finally pick your family,
and get picked,
you’ll believe in community again, in healthy relationships you’ll belive that people are nice and
you will feel nice and loved, warm fuzzy’s will return during off peak.
but most importantly,
you ‘ll be glad
you read this.
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