You like it when the mirror
cuts you in half,
thighs pulled apart and then
sewed back together again

a smaller mosaic.

Something about the lie of a
reflection,
how the line in the middle always
takes a thing and makes two of it.
How you pull the string and
the body bleeds into the floorboards.

Nothing heals like the wall that
can shrink you down to the size of
a dream,
the size of a vision.

No one wants a room that can’t
see them.

—  Caitlyn Siehl, Room

I can’t believe I have to say this in 2017 but

It’s not okay to make fun of people for gaining weight, whether it’s a fictional character doing it, or a real life person. It doesn’t matter how shitty the person is/was. Making fun of people for gaining weight, being chubby, being fat, or any combination thereof, is super not okay.

things I laugh & then get sad about:

alicia and bob were both pretty prominent celebrities, so it’s very likely that her pregnancy was closely followed. I can’t even imagine all the jokes about the beautiful/perfect baby they would make, all the people reading every magazine article about the pregnancy. poring over every photo of alicia’s gorgeous maternity clothes. bad bob does about a million interviews about how excited he is, how ready he is to be a dad.

and then jack is born.

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