Charlotte Eriksson (The Glass Child)
“So I am not a broken heart.
I am not the weight I lost or miles I ran
and I am not the way I slept on my doorstep under the bare sky
in smell of tears and whiskey because my apartment was empty
and if I were to be this empty I wanted something solid to sleep on.
I am not this year and I am not your fault.
I am muscles building cells,
a little every day,
because they broke that day,
but bones are stronger once they heal
and I am smiling to the bus driver
and replacing my groceries once a week
and I am not sitting for hours in the shower anymore.
I am the way a life unfolds and bloom
and seasons come and go
and I am the way the spring always finds a way to turn even the coldest winter into a field of green and flowers and new life.
I am not your fault.”
There is something about words... those deep, honest and purely written words spewed from the heart of another. And when we feel connected to those words, they explain emotions we burry deep within, or are unable to find a meaning for ourselves- we feel not so alone.
We are pleased to feature the raw and moving words of Swedish author, songwriter, dreamer and wanderer; Charlotte Eriksson.
Her published works include Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps, You’re Doing Just Fine and Another Vagabond Lost To Love.
We hope that her words wash over you, and strike a chord of encouragement to be a little less guarded and connect with those hidden feelings within. If we have the courage to understand the sources of our deepest sadness, only then we can begin the journey to overcoming. Always be reminded that you are not your flaws, or the numbers on the scale. You are not what people have done to you, and you are not your own mistakes. You are infinite, and so I am. We are all healing from something, on our way to something more, and we should all find that understanding in or hearts to be kinder to ourselves, to each other, and this world that we share. From our deepest pain, we can build ourselves to create an inner peace that no one can take away but ourselves.
Love and Gratitude Always