Tom Earl Expression Session Free Write : One True Thing

One thing I know to be true - my family loves me, I love my family

The idea of love can be so abstract

bell hooks says love is an action

my mother, my father, my brother, my nieces, my lover, my cousins

I can feel their love like they are pressing upon my skin

my life is suffused with it

I feel like it isn’t so much a gift as a human right

I am angry when people don’t get it from their own family

The same way I am angry when they don’t get food or somewhere warm or cool to rest

I am angry that we can’t take that for granted

I am angry love is not everyone’s one true thing