the pain seems unbearable, doesn't it?
its drowning the first time you try to swim
a bird falling from its nest the first time it attempts flight
a car that doesn't run even though its engine starts
you've bared yourself to them, and all you're met with is dejection
and yet, despite the countless falls
you get back up again again again and again.
and each time, you become a little more vulnerable, cautious, and wise.
so do not fret
you are beautiful, brilliant, and resilient
this too shall pass
and one day, you'll find the one for life.