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20 February 2015 @ 09:04 am
Confessional 2015  
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I'm feeling: curiouscurious
(Anonymous) on February 23rd, 2015 12:40 pm (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
She always surprises me, that's the main thing. Most people I've known for this long, I can predict how they'll respond to things I say -- but not her, never her. Her curiosity is wide-ranging and somehow not of this era, and it brings her to read and listen to things I don't know a damn thing about. Her unusual knowledge base makes her perceptive, able to make connections I wouldn't, and it also makes her hilarious. She is such a joy to talk to.

She keeps herself insanely busy -- I don't know where she finds the energy; she works 50-hour, 6-day weeks at a career she loves (and excels at) and still finds the wherewithal to go on long bike trips and knit socks for fun while I'm slacking off reading the internet. She's not afraid to take risks; she's lived in time zones twelve hours apart and she's taken jobs she didn't know how to do just so she could learn how things work. She is not afraid of challenge.

She has such a big heart. Despite the many constraints in her life, she constantly goes out of her way to make life easier for other people, saying yes to things I would never say yes to, and fretting when she can't. She works with kids -- and man, some of these kids, you know what I mean -- and they all love her because she makes them feel important. She helps so many other people shine.

All this is to say I am continually gobsmacked and perplexed by her low regard for herself. She tosses around words like "selfish" and "a failure" and I look at her and I think, are we even talking about the same person? In so many ways, she illuminates my reality, but when it comes to this one crucial subject it is as though we live in parallel universes, hers heartbreakingly tiny and encased in soundproof glass.