The Mean

March 8, 2023

In a drunken stupor, a friend asked, “What is life?” And what a massive query to pose with such simple prose.


life is challenging, scary, and unpredictable.

life is temporary, precious, and inexplicable.

life is lovely, playful, and inviting.

life is a warm embrace.


when you thought

your soul was lost—

when you forgot

who you were

when you survived

for others,

only to rediscover—

you live for yourself.


life is here to shine,

enlighten the mind,

brighten the heart,

reignite the soul,

and light the way home.


Kailani Norwell has a big mouth, a big heart, a big brain (metaphorically speaking), a big fucking ego, and an even bigger take on everything and anything. She has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge–to learn all that she can–and for personal development. While she dreams larger than life and encourages others to follow what puts sparks in their eyes, she typically plays incredibly small. She has indebted herself for America’s most expensive therapist–a bachelor’s and master’s degree in clinical psychology. Writing is her passion. It’s what ignites her soul. It is her most sincere form of expression. She doesn’t think she’s to write the next great American novel, but she’s to write something.

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