The LOVE you have for yourself. Nobody can take that away from you. Not anyone. Not the voices, not the opinions. Not Flora, even she cannot take that from you. The Love you have for yourself. That is your right, given by God.
Your father needs you. It is a matter of life and death.
What if this is your father's final message to you?
Flora is home. It's her. That is a fact of your life. It is not something you can change, unfortunately.
You have to keep track of Flora, make sure she's okay. That is the role you signed up for. Whether you realized it or not.
You lost sight of who you were in Brazil. It is because you finally saw your path, your purpose in this world. You couldn't handle it. That's why you're here.
When your body betrays you. When it betrays you it is giving you a warning call that it is in need of self-rescue. Self-preservation.
I hate to say this, but to be a good writer, you have to know what it is to suffer.
I don't think a parent is every ready to say goodbye to their child.
These things that our bodies and minds are capable of. To think, to move, to have the sense of humor we do, the ability to deconstruct and reconstruct systems. To love. It can all be taken away in an instant. It is very important to give thanks to what we have - every, single day.