Kimbra “Sally I can see you”
I’ve started a new set of community college classes and both of them required me to talk in public. I’ve written about how I can’t even say things in front of children and whatnot, and I think how my shyness controls me. A friend of mine has been talking extensively as to how I should assert myself, but it just seems impossible.
One of my teachers came up to me today and asked what topics I wanted to look deeper into. It’s a psychology class and one of the topics I chose was shyness.
“Mem, are you shy?”
I nod my head.
“But you can say a lot and be loud when you want to.”
“Yes, but that’s just because I only say something when I know what I’m talking about.”
“I understand, I’m the same way, but I also like teaching. It’s hard sometimes.”
I smile and she walks away and I just can’t get the lyrics from Kimbra’s song out of my head:
“I think I’ve have been here before;
It must have been years or more.
Like the first day I got off of the plane,
No one cared to know of my name.
I think I’ve been here.
Sally I can see you,
I’m not the girl that I used to be.
I’ve grown out of my own muse,
But my heart hasn’t changed.”
But they did care of my name, they have noticed me.