i love my parents. i do. it’s funny because i can’t really articulate this in person to them, nor do i remember ever saying to anyone at all. so difficult it is to say it that i can’t bring myself to read the words on the screen, but, i really do love them.
i just hope, at some point, they realize my silence is just me being embarrassed by how much i care. and that i don’t think i can get the proper inflection or whatever in spanish. words are hard to get the emotion right in a language you’re less comfortable with. so imagine unveiling an uncomfortable emotion using an uncomfortable language. it sucks.
but it’s there. i’m glad i said it somewhere. i have an inkling this will boomerang back to me and that, by then, they will have heard about me saying it. they can neither read nor hear me say that i love them (they can’t read this level of english). they’ll just have to kinda understand it. feel it emanate.
that’s what family’s about though, isn’t it.
Jamie Kilstein (via stuzie)
Other things most straight white guys get way more upset about than they do about rape: