don't be beautiful
they keep saying that beautiful is something a girl needs to be. but honestly? forget that.
don't be beautiful.
be angry, be intelligent, be witty, be klutzy, be interesting, be funny, be adventurous, be crazy, be talented - there are an eternity of other things to be than beautiful.
and what is beauty anyway but a set of letters strung together to make a word?
be your own definition of amazing, always. that is so much more important than anything beautiful, ever.

nikita gill
"i ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure." • virginia woolf


p.s. these words adorned a very practical mug gifted to me by the rockwall county library, which unfortunately, had a run in with the concrete under foot.