Affirmation: "Are you listening? Do you hear this?

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Did you realize that millions of years of love and war and birth and death and phenomenon beyond your reasoning all conspired to deliver you?
— Brandi, A Dear Black Woman

Written & Read by Dear Black Woman Brandi, Michigan

Note to Self

Did you know you were a poet?

A magician?

A living breathing gift of the universe to this plane of existence?

Did you realize that millions of years of love, and war, and birth and death and phenomenon beyond your reasoning ALL conspired to deliver you.

You are not metaphorically, not conceptually, but actually and literally a miracle.

Do you know how miraculous it is that you exist?

Seriously, do you?

You may get bogged down with the small things in life;

doing well at work

exercise

resisting that plate of nachos (lol)

but when you step back

take in the totality of your existence

those things melt away

you are literally a creation of divine proportion


are you listening?

do you hear this?

i hope you do.


I love you.