"Sometimes I forget to listen. I forget to let a friend be. To tell their whole story and paint their full heart into the air. I’m too eager to respond with a fix, a solution, a plan. I interrupt the art. I look for a pause to jump in and offer all sorts of articulate banter, when this isn’t what they want. They just want to speak until they’re out of breath, and then meet eyes and feel like they’re okay and understood and not alone. It’s a beautiful thing, and I want to let it happen. I want to let them finish painting in their own words. And then maybe I will understand."
MYTHOLOGY MEME | (4/?) MYTHOLOGY MEME EXTRAS
HYACINTHUS was a handsome young Spartan prince loved by the gods Apollo and Zephyros. The West Wind grew jealous of his rival in love, and one day as the pair were playing discus, blew the discus off course causing it to strike Hyacinthus in the head and kill him. The grieving Apollo then transformed the dying youth into a larkspur flower (hyakinthos in Greek) which he inscribed with the wail of mourning. (x)
Marion Post Wolcott - Daughter of a Cajun family returning home after fishing in Cane River. Melrose, Louisiana, 1940