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April C. Davila's Blog – August 2014 Archive (3)

Telling me to smile is like telling you to close your mouth...while talking

Please don’t tell me to smile.

Please, don’t tell me to smile.

Just don’t tell me to smile.

I say, “Tell me” on the basis that most men don’t ask. They disrespectfully tell me to do so as though they control what is going on in my head.

That is beside the point though.

Perhaps, I am alone in this city and am too busy listening to the running commentary in my head to give you a wholehearted smile.

Maybe I am lonely and don’t see your face as…


Added by April C. Davila on August 23, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Letter to my 8 yr. self

I see you. I see that you are hurting.

I’m sorry I didn’t better equip you with a stronger voice to tell others that you hurt.

You were taken advantage, but I am here to tell you, “it wasn’t your fault.”

You know this even as a young girl. You know this even though you are a prepubescent girl. You feel like you take too much space, the fact that you ate too much, felt confused over those nights and the possibility that things just never go as they plan i.e. guys,…


Added by April C. Davila on August 21, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments

NASA probes space sounds

Ever think that there is life in outer space?

Deep down, I think I've always figured we couldn't be the only living creatures floating in this galaxy.

The endless possibilities of life in space, is beyond what is depicted in cinema.

Get this, NASA's Voyager picked up many sounds in outer space, it is as followed:


The electro magnetic waves heard in…


Added by April C. Davila on August 1, 2014 at 5:43pm — No Comments




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