When someone calls you sensitive as if it’s a weakness, don’t listen to that. It isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength. If you are highly sensitive you are also probably very empathetic to others. You can tap into their emotions and actually physically experience them. Beautiful music or writing resonates with you on a deeper level and can bring you to tears. You are usually intuitive, creative & insightful. You may be so intuitive that you can even predict the future. You have a greater conscience & are less likely to harm others- especially those you love. You probably have the ability to connect with animals in a rare way. You experience pain on a grand scale, but you also experience love & happiness in the most powerful & passionate ways. So next time someone tells you that you’re “too sensitive”, just smile and tell them thanks.

Trees wear the night sky like pajamas. Swaying and bouncing in the wind as they prepare for the night. I open my windows and share stories until they settle. When I turn off the light and lay myself down for bed, I can hear them whispering to each other, asking about my use of metaphors until they silently slip into sleep. I wake to their rowdiness the next morning.