My hands were tied, and my eyes were closed for so long. I felt a great sadness in myself that I knew could never leave, and so I cut the chains over my hand to reach out so others would know happiness existed beyond the pain of a broken heart.
I felt terrified for being abandoned, and so I cut the chains over my hand to reach out so others would know someone would always be there for them if they wished it.
I felt alone, and so I cut the chains over my hand to reach out so that others would be reminded, we're so much closer than we believe, in the ways that matter most.
And through all this pain and doubt, through failure and stinging memories, the hands that were finally free, reached to open my eyes once more. I didn't become the way I am through a gentle life, and neither did you. But we are here now, and whether you realize it or not..we are friends in many ways. The greatest strength you and I possess in all this world is our open defiance in the face of apathy and adversity. Our greatest achievement will be that we smiled, that we laughed, that some of our beliefs in an empty future, faded into the nocturn as we remained. That things as hate and fear gave way to the innovation of our dreams and wondrous imaginations.
Today of all days is for you, and through all my depression, through all my struggles and worries, the only words that rise from my heart are " I believe in you. "