2 THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE....

Dalzenia Sams

Houston, United States

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”This above all: to thine ownself be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
-Shakespeare-Hamlet

I was 1st given this quote in a simple H.S.graduation card (1971)from a fellow Girl Scout, who had befriended me at camp.
I remember I was in my bedroom facing the front porch, and still trying to make sense of my 34 year old married cousin,returning from Viet Nam, raping me 2 years before.From the moment Iopened the card and read it, the words burrowed deep.Deep inside in a place I had been alone and confused.From that day forward,it always helped pull me out of some of the darkest of pitts that one can fall into at times in this journey.
She and I,are still friends today.

2 THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE….was painted on my front door ,when I healed enough from 3 seperate rapes,(over a 15 yr. span).I was willing to begin to let people in my life on my terms because I finally had boundaries….that worked.

Thank you.
Dalzenia
artist4peace

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