You can’t knock me off my pedestal.
And I can’t knock you off yours. Because there is no pedestal.
Not the kind that makes me higher than you, or you higher than me.
Not the kind where I look down on you, or you look up at me. Where I look up at you, or you look down on me.
The kind that we look across at each other, and smile.
We're Here Together
I am not better than you, wiser than you, more beautiful than you.
You are everything that I am, and I am everything that you are. We breathe. We love. We live.
We’re here together.
Walking, talking, being.
There is no reason to put you on a pedestal.
Why would I raise you up without raising myself up?
Flaws and All
If I look up at you, then I lose my balance. If I look down at you, I lose my balance. I’ve done it before and it’s only made me fall down.
If I put you on a pedestal you look down at me and why would I ever want that?
I don’t love you more than me. I love you just as much as I love myself.
I love you as you are. Flaws and all. Because I love myself as I am. Flaws and all.
There is only us. Looking across at each other. Smiling at each other.
Lift Each Other Up
Saying with our eyes; I know. I know it’s not easy to be here. I know the pain, the struggle. I know the love, the joy. I know all of that because I live it too.
You are me and I am you.
I lift you up, you lift me up. We lift each other.
Not looking down. Not looking up.
Looking across. Eyes knowing. Mouth smiling.
I know you. You know me.
There is no pedestal.