This essay by Saeed Jones, Literary Editor for Buzzfeed, is one that I revisit from time to time and always share whenever I go back.
Written in 2013, Saeed talks about the church, his family and his feelings as a growing gay teen.
The essay is heartbreaking because Saeed realizes that his grandmother’s religion takes precedence over her love for her daughter and grandson.
Saeed starts with this powerful line:
Ghosts are just memories we avoid looking in the eye.
Read the rest of this beautiful essay here and share it whenever you can.
Follow Saeed on twitter at @theferocity . He’s quite awesome on there.
He also has a book of poems titled Prelude to Bruise.
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