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January 19, 2016
By maurtian GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
maurtian GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams"

-We Are the Music Makers, Arthur William Edgar O’Shaugnessy

I am from Diane and Tim


I am from a small, tight-knit neighborhood that could be in the middle of nowhere or the reality of only 10 minutes from downtown


I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Serbia, and Slovakia


I am from long trips on the PAT bus


I am from saying I’m too tired but still waking up at seven on the weekends


I am from spending $5 on a coffee to refusing to only going to the museum late enough that admission is half price


I am from being bossy and loud and an attention-seeking performer


I am from being coined as "the difficult child" and "fiercly indpendent" by parents, yet they claim they wouldn't want things any other way


I am from loving when my name is printed in any publication-big or small (and saving cut outs of them)

I am from being the fastest reader in second grade and the first one to finish my multiplication worksheets in third


I am from hours spent on homework, research papers, and SAT prep


I am from all the stories I’ve started and never finished


I am from rather staying inside to read books than going out with friends


I am from dreading sitting at home on Friday nights and dreading Monday mornings even more to hear all about everything I wasn’t invited to


I am from feeling like I have no real friends, but being surrounded by tons of people


I am from finally feeling like I belong 


I am from fearing gorillas, car crashes, and, most of all, loneliness


I am from maur.velous and earth-to-maurs and makeuplessmaura and maurtian


I am from thinking that he liked me to later finding out that I was just a friend


I am from the hours spent at the grocery store with my mom or biking with my dad


I am from holding my sister’s hair back when her anxiety makes her food come back up


I am from being good, but never good enough


I am from eating too little or too much


I am from unsureness, worry, and agony


I am from activism, smiles, and the reality


I am me.

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