Dear Ellie & Ari,
I can tell you for a fact that the mind is a dangerous place.
It is simple in the way that whatever you feed it is what will stick, just like earworms,
But it is also complex because once that earworm settles,
It takes plenty of time and effort, even other resources, to be rid of it.
I can also tell you for a fact that the world is a complex place.
It is fierce and inviting in the way that it’s a flood of diverse people, cultures, problems and solutions,
But it is also scary because in order to live a life that is full and mature,
One has to learn sexual orientations, tolerance, religion, mental health and everything in between.
But I can tell you for a fact that there is beauty in this diversity,
So as you learn and unlearn simple and complex minds, and complex and fierce worlds,
Remember there is a space just for you, just as you are,
So always remember to stay true to the version of yourself that you know as fearlessly authentic.