"Most of the time, I act like it doesn't bother me that I don't talk much.
Usually I'm pretty convincing, even to myself.
But sometimes at night, when i hear the lions roaring and they're really going at it, just growling and yowling, and roaring like a jet engine, sometimes I wish I could be like them, that I could just yell out whatever I was thinking or feeling and not care one whit who heard.
Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I can almost convince myself that I'm going to do it.
That I'll just start talking.
But by the time I wake up in the morning, the lions are always silent, and so am I."
marlee / the lions of little rock / kristin levine