I got this tattoo in Laguna Beach, CA at a small tattoo shop a couple weeks ago on my high school’s senior trip. “Burning drops of rain flood my thirsty soul” is a lyric by the musician Santana. He was one of my mom’s favorite musicians, and this lyric was from one of her favorite songs, “Lighting in the Sky”. I got this tattoo in honor of her, and I could not love it more. Every time I look at it, it makes me think of her:)
People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.