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i.

To the boy who prefers spending Friday nights at home:

the world does not understand how beautiful silence sounds
sometimes. 
As you crack open that book you've been waiting to read,
  or plug in your computer,
    or listen to music,
      or, 
         or, 
            or, 
or just maybe stare at the night sky from your bedroom window-
(please) remember what everyone else seems to forget;
that being alone does not always equal lonely--
and that sometimes no company is the best company there is. 

ii.

To the girl who does not speak up in class: 

I was once you. 
You are not deficient, I promise, despite everyone telling you otherwise. 
You might be the only one who will ever know the universes 
tucked inside your head, 
because they are beautiful secrets you cannot bring yourself to share,
for fear that they might be vandalized. 
When you speak, it is a whisper, 
like a dandelion, like a feather, like your mother tucking you in at night 
after you have fallen asleep. 
People will tell you to speak up, speak louder,
but keep that beautiful dandelion voice of yours, 
because you must know that
volume isn't always necessary to be heard, 
and that the ones who really want to hear you (the ones who really matter), 
will. 

iii. 

To the introverts: 

Too often, we hate ourselves for not being enough.
For not being loud enough,
for not being assertive enough,
for not speaking enough,
for not going out enough,
I want to tell you that you are
really,
truly,
enough. 

(I promise.) 
Nowadays I see loads of people feeling bad about being introverts, like they're not enough. Please do not feel bad, friend. It is not you that is the problem; we live in a society where extroversion is rewarded and introverts are cast to the side. However, just because we are internally inclined does not mean we are deficient or lacking in something. I've been seeing a lot of wonderful writing on here that's been about introversion, but more often than not it's about introversion being a hindrance or something negative. I wanted to write something to counteract that. 

I love you all, extroverts and introverts alike. :heart: 

(c) me

This piece was also inspired by imperfect-parachute's poem, How to Love an Introvert. Check it out and leave her some nice words! 

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Hailann Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Veda, I absolutely love this! I've been coming to terms lately with being an introvert... when everyone else around me wants to party, join clubs and socialize, all I want to do is stay home and be with myself. Personally, I've always loved being introspective, I'm rarely ever bored because I have, as you said, a universe tucked inside my head. And I know myself better than anyone because I always turn inward... it's great knowing that even when everyone else is gone, you can still be your own best friend. Your words are always so beautiful, Veda.. they're so intimate and personal, and they really do speak directly from the heart. Lately I've been trying to add a little more meaning to the art I make instead of just drawing pretty pictures, and what you do is so inspiring in regards to that. Your writing is beautiful and poetic, but also incredibly meaningful and full of emotions. Honestly, that is SUCH an amazing trait to have! Being only fifteen and having such an amazing talent for writing is so inspiring. It definitely makes me want to better my own art :heart:

So hey, if you're ever feeling down about yourself, just remember there's a random redhead in Minnesota who thinks your writing is SUPER rad!! Haha! (:
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FaustHabenicht Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
As someone who is on both sides of the fence, but more introverted than not, this is truly refreshing to see.  Thank you for sharing it.
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sylveda Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Writer
I'm exactly the same. I go through phases, although I typically lean more towards introversion. Thank you for your lovely comment! :heart:
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r0binVI Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
theres so much people in my life id love to tell this... its so fucked up that it never works. society can be a dick.

rly beautiful one.
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sylveda Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Writer
I totes agree with you. It's a messed up world, but we can make it a little better by spreading kindness and telling the neglected ones that they indeed do matter. Thanks for your comment! 
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MissLemons Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Omg! I am that girl on number 2!

I like how you write it. It's like these words are speaking to me!
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sylveda Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Writer
:heart::heart::heart: I know those feels. I'm glad you like it and can relate! 
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PerlaDorArt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful. I'm speechless
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sylveda Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Writer
thanks so much, lovely~ :heart:
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PrinceBleys Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing=) 
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