"There are poets and there are poems. You're like a poem, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. It's better to be the poem, to be the experiences poets write about... I'm in awe of how deeply you are able to love, but I know that causes you to hurt deeply, too. But please, don't let it shut you down... What you have is a gift. Be proud because not many people are capable of it... "
(this, from someone near and dear to me.)