“The hardest lesson you will ever learn will be to love yourself. But you can do it. There will always be days when you hate yourself, days when you wish you had never been born. But darling, you are beautiful, and if Shakespeare had met you, you would’ve inspired his 18th sonnet, and if Monet had known you, he would’ve given up painting water lilies and chosen to paint you instead. I know it’s hard to love yourself, but sometimes it’s okay to be a little selfish with your love..
When you begin to feel worthless, remember that the stars died for you. You are made of elements that are thousands of years old, elements that make up every atom of your being. When you want to cut your wrists, remember that the souls of stars live in your veins. Don’t kill them.
Live for the life you always wanted but were too scared to pursue.
Live for you. Live for me. Live for every person who has ever loved you, for the people who have come before you, so that you may be here today.
Live for the fire that burns in your soul, that tells you: keep going, you’re almost there, just a little farther. Because when Rome burned down the emperor didn’t run away, he stayed and he sang for his people. Stay. Sing for your people. Sing for us.”
― M.K. excerpt from “The Twelve-Step Program for Life”
Tentang luka yang tersisa,
air mata yang tersembunyi,
tentang ketawa yang pura-pura,
senyuman yang jelas direka.
kau sendiri tahu,
terkadang matamu pun tak mampu menipu.
seperti hatimu yang tak selalu kuat bertahan,
dan senyummu yang tak ikhlas,
serta tawamu yang kedengaran janggal.
kau sedang bergelut.
memang ianya tak mudah.
dan tak lah ianya terlalu sukar.
bila ianya adalah soal perasaan.
sesuatu yang tak kelihatan,
maka ia adalah hal tentang masa dan penerimaan.