I will never forget, how you first kissed me, on that thursday morning, on the sidewalk outside cafe brasil.
Thank you for hurting me, misunderstanding me, vilifying me, teasing me and leaving me. Thank you so much for being just who you were at the perfect time in my life.
It is because of your role in my life that I am stronger.
It is because of your lack of compassion that my own compassion grew and that I can extend you kindness.
It is because you were closed off that I decided not to shutdown and instead I chose to open more.
It is because you teased me and bullied me so ruthlessly that I learned how to accept and embrace ALL people, with no prejudice.
It is because of your attempt to silence me that I learned how to have my voice and speak my truth.