Scars and Stars
"This year I made friends with my flesh suit. This year she became me.
I decorate this canvas with memories and milestones, with sisterly silliness and legend.
I wear these scars and stars with pride, they mark a hard life, well-lived, well-loved.
Like the phoenix I have risen and fallen, Like the eternal butterfly or ultimate alchemist goal, I transmute, transform in the fires of pain, of joy. The fires of my own making.
I am grateful."