I Am Your Sister

What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence?
—  Audre Lorde, from “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action,” I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde
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I bet it hurts to read permanence. I used to think on all of this and how you don’t. Damn it’s hard to find sustenance when all I had was love for this and now you don’t. Now I just abuse substances to drown out your accomplishments, however few. 

All of this frustrates me bad cause I can’t stay mad at you or change anything that I had. She told me don’t think like that, it’s really not that bad. I hope this makes you sad. I hope this makes you sad.

If it’s something serious then hit me up but until then the door is shut, forget my room. And if I had a match for every lie and every attempt to deny, I’d strike a few. I am the walls, the silent halls. My jacket at your sister’s wedding, navy blue. 

All of this frustrates me bad cause I can’t stay mad at you or change anything that I had. She told me don’t think like that, it’s really not that bad. I hope this makes you sad. I hope this makes you sad.

The Story So Far // Navy Blue

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Rickon cried as they crowned him. She held his hand after, whispering sweet words in his ear and thinking how much he looked like Robb. But Robb had never called her mother. “I am your sister,” she said firmly. “Sansa. Sansa Stark.” There would be no more ghosts in Winterfell. She would not allow it.

There are words, the energy that surrounds words is something we use all the time. Now I’m not talking about connotative meanings. I’m talking about the shared kind of raw energy, having to do with sound, having to do with the hundred associations some of which we share, some of which we don’t share. But a feeling, a sense of that energy surrounding words is something that you come to use over and over again in your poetry.
—  Audre Lorde, from Notes from Audre Lorde Discussion at Cazenovia Women Writers Center, as quoted in the introduction to I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde
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“Yes, and her petticoat; I hope you saw her petticoat, six inches deep in mud, I am absolutely certain; and the gown which had been let down to hide it, not doing its office.”
“Your picture may be very exact, Louisa,” said Bingley; “but this was all lost upon me. I thought Miss Elizabeth Bennet looked remarkably well when she came into the room this morning. Her dirty petticoat quite escaped my notice.”
You observed it, Mr. Darcy, I am sure,” said Miss Bingley; “and I am inclined to think that you would not wish to see your sister make such an exhibition.”
“Certainly not.”
“To walk three miles, or four miles, or five miles, or whatever it is, above her ancles in dirt, and alone, quite alone! what could she mean by it? It seems to me to shew an abominable sort of conceited independence, a most country-town indifference to decorum.”
“It shews an affection for her sister that is very pleasing,” said Bingley.
“I am afraid, Mr. Darcy,” observed Miss Bingley, in a half-whisper, “that this adventure has rather affected your admiration of her fine eyes.”
Not at all,” he replied; “they were brightened by the exercise.

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This is what I’m gunna miss the most. Gut laughter delirious 2 show days. Leaning on each other just to get through another show. I’m gunna miss your love and kindness my forever sister. I am honored to have shared the stage with you. I love you. @reneeelisegoldsberry ❤️

  • Dipper: MABEL! WHERE'S THE JOURNAL?
  • Mabel: What?
  • Dipper: WHERE. IS. THE. JOURNAL.
  • Mabel: I-uh-put it away.
  • Dipper: WHERE?
  • Mabel: WHY DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
  • Dipper: I need it!
  • Mabel: Uh-uh! Don't you think about running off raising the dead! We've been planning this karaoke party for three months!
  • Dipper: The town is in danger!
  • Mabel: My EVENING'S in danger!
  • Dipper: YOU TELL ME WHERE THE JOURNAL IS, MABEL! WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE GREATER GOOD!
  • Mabel: "GREATER GOOD"? I AM YOUR SISTER I AM THE GREATEST GOOD YOU ARE EVER GONNA GET!
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Operation: Topple the Glass-Hearted Goliath. better remembered as, The Day Yuu Gave His Boyfriend Heart Failure.

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you know she would, too