Its like your body’s shaking
And your mind is racing
And your heart is pounding
And your skin is crawling,
With the patterns of anatomy you’ve never seen before.
And you feel like a dwarf,
In a world so vast beyond compare.
I never knew I could feel so small
Yet so alive once you break through that wall,
Of your perceived reality
I’m defying gravity
As I float on my little acid cloud.
I told my psychologist once that I hated being sensitive. He told me that there are two kinds of people in this world, dandelions and orchids; in other words non sensitive people and sensitive people. If you plant a dandelion on the side of a foot path it will get kicked around and knocked but it will still grow to its fullest. If you plant an orchid on the side of a foot path it will hardly grow at all. However, if you were to put a dandelion and an orchid in a greenhouse, the outcome would be quite the same for the dandelion. It would grow to it’s fullest form just as it would on the foot path, but the orchid would grow bigger and far more beautiful than any other. The connection is that an orchid, however fragile and sensitive it is, if put in its suited environment, will flourish and grow to be more magnificent than any other.
For a while after hearing this it made me feel proud to be a sensitive person. But what that metaphor does not explain, is how much God damn harder it is to be a fucking orchid.
— The introduction to my book ‘Orchids vs. Dandelions’ (moderately-pretty)