Real time is slower than social-media time, where everything feels urgent. Real time often includes periods of silence, reflection, growth, space, self-forgiveness, processing with loved ones, rest, and responsibility.
Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.
—ursula k. le guin
first time i knew you existed the rest of the history of the world popped like a bubble unready unworthy and my body wanted only future, only you.