Monday, February 16, 2009


1. A quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear."

- The explanation of 'bravery'.

Not showing fear in a moment of danger or angst doesn't emulate bravery in my books.

I think the bravest people in the world are the people who tell their stories of mind numbing depression with tear-soaked cheeks.
The sons and daughters who fend for themselves while a broken home exists around them, blurry and incoherent.
The social outcast who barely scrapes through each day, struggling with the desperate desire to be accepted.

You can read the fear on all their faces. There is no facade.
And that, is true bravery.



  1. As I sit writing this comment Jess, I've got tears flowing down my cheeks. This post is filled with such raw emotion & that's what makes it so beautiful.
    I cannot stress to you how truly amazing your writing is.
    Thank you for sharing it with us all.

  2. "Beautiful
    1. having beauty; having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind

    1. Jayo

    -amybaby =]

  3. incredible once again jayo.
    i agree ^
    the raw emotion is amazing.

  4. "Not showing fear in a moment of danger or angst doesn't emulate bravery in my books."

    Emulate means to imitate.. as in to copy. So not showing fear in a moment of danger may actually emulate bravery, whilst it does not achieve true bravery.
    Sorry, had to do it :)

    Wouldn't go so far to say I have tears rolling down my face, or sliding down, or dripping down, doubt they'd roll actually, but Jess.. that was good. Real good.

    Betcha 10 bucks you don't know who I am.