No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
— Robert Frost.
This Robert Frost quote hits home for me.
People always connect with the words I've written when I've had my heart on my sleeve. Never do I get more praise or gratitude for what I write than on pieces where I've cried and suffered as I wound myself to get the feelings expressed.
I wish I were more skilled in writing than having to bleed my emotions through words for the words to jump off the page, but I guess I should be glad in how lucky I am to know how to get those emotions onto a page in the first place.
That is something to celebrate, and I am thankful to be able to feel, write, and love some more.