This I Believe

yvette - detroit, Michigan
Entered on August 16, 2006

i believe you can pick your family.

you can go out and single handely locate individuals who will actually

like you.

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…

these people

will be so happy to see you that

you will be happy to see them.

that ‘happy’.

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

vice versa.

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

they matter.

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

knitting patterns.

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.