“Bite your lips, little brother…Don’t cry. Keep your anger, your hate for another day, for later. The day will come but not now…Wait. Clench your teeth and wait…”
These words spoken to Elizer in the book Night by a kind young woman really spoke to me, perhaps because when I was upset about barely missing a qualifying time one of my friends said something very similar to me. In that moment I felt defeated and alone, but my friends reminded me that they will always be there for me, just as that young woman was there for Elizer. If you ever feel down and alone, just remember that your friends will be there for you. And if you forget that, this song might help: Gift of a Friend by Demi Lovato. -A.