Maxine, lover of the English language.
"I'm not crazy, my reality is just different than yours."
when an artist wants to show you their art
or a writer wants you to read what they’ve written
it’s quite often an expression of trust
because a poem or a story or a painting are often things that come from the heart
little pieces of the artists themselves
and if they’re willing to share it with you
you should appreciate it
seriously. it’s the worst thing ever to get criticized after opening up to someone