I want to thank you-- for all the kind words, I thank you. truth is, that list came spilling out around four in the morning. effortlessly, as if somewhere inside I'd been waiting patiently for the right time to tell my seventeen year-old self all these things. and I feel a little tender about whole thing but in the best way, the best possible way. if you are at all contemplating putting together a list of things you might say to your seventeen year-old self, do it. even if you scribble it down on a piece of paper only to rip it up and throw it away, do it. chances are, your seventeen year-old self needs to hear it. and your grown-up self needs to say it.
because I think the the power is in the saying.