They say some things are better left unsaid. I say fuck that. Say everything. Do everything in your power that you possibly can to effectively express yourself when it comes to the people and things that matter most to you in this life. Time is a luxury we love to pretend that we are all entitled to an endless supply of. Our own mortality is the reality we have mastered the art of avoiding. The only part of us that will live on is the words and actions we choose, as well as the way we make people feel with them before we leave them behind.
Speak your truth. Don’t just get it off your chest, rip it wide open. Sometimes the only way to freedom is through discomfort, so allow yourself to be completely vulnerable. Hope that their courage and truth will match your own. If they don’t, at least you won’t have to live with the regret of biting your tongue for the rest of your life. There isn’t superiority in silence, there is only damage. There is nothing graceful about unfinished business.
I have never been one to walk away with grace. I hope I never do. I hope I never stop stumbling my way through the truth, or making an ass of myself while trying to express how much someone matters to me. I’d rather be anything but graceful if it means I never have to leave anyone feeling like they weren’t worth fighting for. I will never be the one to withhold closure from another person. The truth will always be more important to me than protecting my stupid dignity. There is more strength to be found in raw vulnerability than there is in stoicism. I hope I never stop choosing my heart over my ego. I know which one deserves to hold the pen.