By Button Poetry
Jared Singer, performing at Honey in Minneapolis, MN.
Transcript provided by YouTube:
– Secrets on how to get through the day
when you are proud and hate yourself.
Always leave a simple task undone on your to-do list.
This way, even when you are at your worse,
even when you are barely human,
even when you are failure with a mouth,
that will still be something you can accomplish.
This is why I leave my socks on the bedroom floor.
It drives my wife insane.
But, it is worth it to feel whole.
I have spent years believing that if
I could just get over X, or accomplish Y,
then finally I would be happy.
I treated every task in front of me
Like if I could reach the summit
it would finally be enough.
I was climbing the wrong mountains.
There will always be more pain.
There will always be another dream,
You cannot find happiness, you can only find peace.
I have found peace, on average.
I don’t always wear my wedding ring.
Sometimes it’s because I forget.
But, sometimes I open the drawer
look at it and close the drawer again.
Because, that ring is a symbol
that I never have to be who I was again.
That ring is a symbol that the best woman
I have ever met loves me.
And, there are days I do not trust myself enough
Days, I cannot bear the thought of losing it.
It is okay to put your pride in drawer.
It is okay to know that that weakness
(audience cheering and applauding)
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