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May 12, 2019

62 Words to help us Sit with the Heavy Stuff. ~ Ryan K. Russell

 

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Teach me how to sit with this
How to hold it, and rock it
Until it goes to sleep

Teach me how to love this hurt
Without it destroying me

Teach me to not push away love
And invite heartache

Teach me how to cry
How to smile only when it’s real
How to stop fear from turning me to a liar

~

Waylon talks with Russ, the only openly LGBTQ NFL player.

 

A few hours ago, I talked with one of Elephant’s great writers, an NFL player who happened to be featured on ESPN, NY Times and CNN this week for his brave, vulnerable decision to come out of the closet after a lifetime of shame. He’s now the only LGBTQ player in any of the four major sports leagues. ~ Waylon

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