so I’m becoming strong, and I’m becoming wise. and I’m becoming something beautiful to see

“Forgiveness is the fragrance of the violet
which still clings fast to the heel that crushed it.”
~ George Roemisch

To be that violet was once my prayer. I learned a lot about forgiveness. Forgiving others, though, that part was always easier than forgiving myself. Learning to love myself, learning to forgive myself — that was the hard part, that was the lesson that took years and years of undoing all my preconceptions about perfection.

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