Seen

Ah yes ❤️  I have loved this post since the moment I read it.  It remains one of my favorites.  So succinct and yet, so potently beautiful.  An excellent read all around 😘

Eclectic Autistic

I just want to be seen.

All of me, not just the parts I carefully choose to show you. That “me” is based on your preconceptions, my fears, and our history (or lack thereof). I just want to be seen.

I don’t want to be seen.

Let your eyes slide right past me, my words go unnoticed. When you ask me a question, I panic, fearing to reveal too much. I don’t want to be seen.

There is no contradiction here.

I just want to be seen…and loved for what you see. I don’t want to be seen…and rejected, ridiculed, reviled. Which direction I go depends on your reaction, and the reactions of all who have come before you, whether you know them or not. It depends on how much risk I want to take, to gamble that this time will be different. And you should know: the odds are…

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3 thoughts on “Seen

    1. Thank you, dear one! 🙂 Omg there have been so many who have helped me so much, and there are also so many with so much talent and such genuine hearts. I just have to remember to moderate myself and not go too hog-wild lol 😉 Thank you so much for your support! 😀 ❤ ❤

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