Apr 23, 2019
Every word and every sentence in this piece is dripping with emotion, symbolism, and rich imagery. The sentiment here is beautiful but in a haunted and pained way, and those feelings are directly transposed to the reader, if only for a moment. The message, wonderfully conveyed, is one of the most important messages of all: that through personal strength of character and through the escape and support of written words and worlds we can emerge on the other end of trauma and tribulation. Stories transport us to other worlds, and we see ourselves in our favorite characters, and we learn from them how to overcome the obstacles we share, and how to be more like the characters and heroes we aspire towards. That's why it's important that people with personal, powerful stories share them with the rest of the world. And if the person sharing the story is as talented and unique as the level of skill demonstrated here, something truly special has emerged, and if an audience is reached I think Danielle's words can help others in the same way the written word seems to have helped her.