AND Inside Australia
Photography & Edited by ©Alexandra Roman
How do you know
you know someone?
I mean actually know
the depths of their soul, their fears, their insecurities, their passions, their triggers ...
and don't get me wrong, I know, not many will hand them on a silver platter
oh honey I know
but I wonder
do you, you whose reading this
do you take time to really know
to really try
to really understand the ones in your life?
I bet you don't
not a 100%
am i cynic?
no no honey no
let me put it this way
when your friend
your partner, brother, mother
when they piss you off or upset the fuck outta you
like when they lash out, or cut you off or make hurtful jokes
do you stay
like actually stay
and think about why ... "oh WHY does it upset me so much?"
I don't think you do
You probably just ask
"why tf did they do that?!"
and then prob think they're just assholes
but if you'd know them
really know them
maybe you'd remember that your friend had issues and traumas with abandonment so them being cold now and cutting you off is just a subconscious response or mere association with that
or maybe you'd remember your partner had issues or traumas with trust and they're lashing out at the tinniest of your lies
or maybe you'd know your brother had traumas or issues with commitment, so your jokes about relationships make him insecure and push him to make worse jokes about you
if we all took the time
to know the ones around us
to know their details not their shapes
the world would be a different place
and we'd all be
the details of the heart are what make us