Ok I know Scott was trying to save him but I’m pretty sure he just ruined this poor kid’s life. Forever.
Alright I’m gonna talk about this for a second because I think it’s really important. I have heard a lot of people criticize Daisy for being a foolish character; “a bauble of a woman” I think one review called her when the movie came out this summer. And I’ve always felt confused when people say that, because I never thought Daisy was foolish. Vain, selfish, and indecisive, yes, but never foolish, and a lot of my reasoning for that belief came from this line . “I hope she’ll be a fool,” she says, because she is NOT a fool. Daisy sees the world for what it is (which is something Gatsby could never do, by the way) and that’s why everything is so hard for her. She understands what are actually the themes of the novel: that sometimes your dreams die and that those things you value are actually not valuable. That’s what she learned after Gatsby left and she entered a loveless marriage with a horrible man, which is a difficult thing to experience even if you are a fool. But she never wants anyone to have to experience those things the way she’s experienced them, or to learn what she believed was the horrible truth of 1920s America; she’d much rather pretend that everything was okay, so that’s exactly what she does. She just pretends. Daisy is a lot of things, but a fool is not one of them.
How much longer will you choose to dwell in your pain? How much more of your heart will you give to misery? When will you make the choice to believe that you are worth more than this agony? When will you realize that you can leave the heaviness behind you?
I’m worried. I’m worried you are going to stay here. Stay in this pit of despair and forget that the sun is still shining. The light is waiting for you to get back up and embrace it. I’m worried you are going to give up when right now is when you need to fight, try, and struggle through the process of becoming more than a broken person.
You do not deserve to be miserable. You do not deserve to feel uncomfortable in your skin. You do not deserve to wake up empty and lifeless. You do not deserve to ache, to hurt, nor to feel worthless. This pain is not who you are. Neither your sickness, your struggle, your brokenness, nor your shame defines you.
You are so much more than your wounds. You are fire, you are beauty, and you are lovely beyond any words I could write. It’s not going to be easy, but you are worth the journey. You are worth the fight to live a life of freedom. You are worth the effort to heal and become whole. You deserve the victory, and I need you to get up and choose it day after day. Choose it when you don’t feel strong. Choose it when the hard days come. Choose it when your heart hurts, Choose to believe in your victory, and press on.
Choose your health. Choose your wholeness. Choose to be gentle with yourself each day. Choose to believe and have faith in your ability to rise again. To soar beyond your past. To reach a world where you feel safe, loved, visible, and unashamed of who you are.
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