I HAD A DREAM UNLIKE MOST.
I WOKE UP BECAUSE I KNEW IT WAS A BIT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

IN MY DREAM I RECEIVED 2-3 BOXES
POSTED TO ME FROM MY MOTHER.
ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BOXES WERE IMAGES OF WHAT MY MOTHER
SEEMED TO BE PROUD ABOUT PERTAINING TO ME.

THERE WERE SOME PHOTOS FROM WHEN I WAS A CHILD
ALL CUT OUT & POSTED SPREAD IN BETWEEN HAND JOTTEN DOWN NOTES
THAT SHARED PRECIOUS MEMORIES OF ME AS A CHILD.

IN SOME OF THE NOTES WERE APOLOGIES.
BUT WHEN I OPENED THE BOXES THEY WERE EMPTY
WITH JUST A FEW PIECES OF CLOTHING & SOME OLD SNEAKERS.
BUT WHAT I FOUND ON THE OUTSIDE MEANT MORE TO ME.

I CRIED BECAUSE I FELT MY FEELINGS OF FORGIVENESS & LOVE
TOWARDS MY MOTHER ROLL DOWN ME LIKE THE TEARS DOWN MY CHEEK.
I FELT MY FEELINGS TOWARDS HER WERE FINALLY RECIPROCATED.

DID THIS MEAN SHE WAS READY TO TRY WITH ME LIKE I HAVE WITH HER
ALL THESE YEARS?

I’M NOT SURE
BUT THEN I WOKE UP AND REMEMBERED IT WAS JUST A DREAM.


written by: aurielle sayeh
photos: jhelisa panfred
top: hyke x adidas