Monday, July 20, 2009

We accept the love we think we deserve

A while back a secret was posted on PostSecret that I found to be very true. It was a picture of a woman's stomach and written across it were these words: "We accept the love we think we deserve."

Secrets are up for a week and then Frank (he runs PostSecret) puts up new secrets on Sunday. I read it twice that Sunday, logged off the computer, did some stuff around the house, logged back on and read it again. I went back to read it a lot that week. On Saturday night I right-clicked and saved a copy to my computer.

Someone got that secret tattooed on them and sent Frank a picture. It inspired others to go out and get PostSecret tattoos, too.

Here's why I think that secret, and really all of the secrets in general, resonate with people to the point of them wanting it tattooed into their skin: because it's everything they are feeling boiled down to a simple sentence that embodies everything they feel, but could not find the words to say.

I particularly find the "We accept the love we think we deserve" to be one of the truest things I've read. I've seen it, I've felt, I've read stories based around it, but could never find the words to express that feeling. Someone out there sees it too and boiled it down to an eight word sentence. I think it just goes to show that sometimes it really is about what you say and not how you say it. Those eight words separate and apart don't mean much, but together they mean a lot.

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Anonymous said...

Did you know that it's actually a quote from a book? The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

Nicole said...

I did not know that. Thank you very much for telling me that; I'll have to check that out.