We sat there watching the sunset,Bravery

sharing our stories

like we had a hundred times before,

and I said, You’re one of the bravest souls I know.

And you said, I don’t feel brave a lot of times.

I feel crazy and heartbroken

and happy to be alive. But not brave.

And I said, I think that’s why we’re here,

to remind each other when we forget

that this is what brave looks like:

crazy and heartbroken but still loving the world.

You smiled and said, That is brave isn’t it?

And that’s when I knew that no matter how

crazy or stupid it gets sometimes, as long as we’re there

to remind each other when we forget,

we can do some pretty awesome things in this world with our bravery.

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For J

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