The terrors

Beware the terror of not producing. Beware the urge to justify your decision. Watch out for the kitchen sink and the plumbing and the painting that always needed being done. But remember the body needs to create too. Beware feeling you're not good enough to deserve it. Beware feeling you're too good to need it. Beware all the hatred you've stored up inside you, and the locks on your tender places.
- Andre Lorde to Pat Parker, from Sister Love - The Letters of Andre Lorde and Pat Parker (1974-1989), by way of 192 Books' Instagram account.