Kayla

Excerpts from Nuggets of Truth for my Precious Daughter:

 

  • You are not an atlas. You are not responsible for carrying the weight of the world.

 

  • Braid your hair like a horse’s mane and tell yourself ‘I will never be tamed.’

 

  • Do not let anyone become a vacuum and suck the life out of you. Pull the plug.

 

  • You are a rose that grows between the cracks in the concrete, an unexpected beauty coloring the city streets with life.

 

  • Your skin sheds and replaces itself every 7 years, an incredible reminder that you are forever evolving and changing.

 

  • Life is clumsy and messy. We all stumble our way into being. Don’t be afraid to trip on the climb up.

 

  • Marry a man who makes you feel as beautiful in the dark as he does in the light. Beauty is not something that needs to be seen. It demands to be felt.

 

  • Moles and freckles are not blemishes. They are constellations scattered across your milky skin to remind you that you are the world, the galaxy.

 

  • Do not let a boy take you on a first date to the movie theater. You deserve to be taken somewhere where you are not expected to be silent and unseen.

 

Kayla Hollatz 

Dalia Faheid