why we tell stories

because it's hard to be seen when you're quiet.

because words seem easier than leaning in to show you something tangible.

because some days i wake up too full and i need to let everything out so i can have breakfast, maybe coffee and move on with my day, the business of existing, the boring stuff, emails and organizing and people you pretend to like.

because if i don't then no one will know that i am broken  and i need you to see this, so you understand why i do anything or why i love the things i love.

because if i don't then no one else will.