So, I write, because we should never stop expressing how we feel.
I write, because we should never stop moving, simply because the road has become bumpier or our legs have become tired.
I write, because I see how others' words have helped me.
I write, because if we allow ourselves to create, we can break through the numbness.
I write, because in holding fast to what matters to us, we have a chance to accomplish something that matters to others.
And I write because numbness doesn't move us forward, stop our tears, or make us stronger.
And when attempting to stay not washed up, that's no way to live.