Maybe Brilliant

by Cate Florenz

He said I was “maybe brilliant.” “Very bright, maybe brilliant,” he said. Why does his opinion matter, why is it he came into my life just to tease me with half compliments and leave? I can be smarter, I think, I can be better, I can be more. But I know I am enough, I am brilliant. Maybe.


Cate Florenz lives in Arlington, VA. She writes two blogs, this one and this one.