Make your own truth out of these lessons.
1. Don't let the fear defeat you.
Lara lived in fear of everything. She was the kind to wait for the worst to happen and it eventually did. She ended up alone because she kept leaving at the smallest smell of neglect. She hurt herself way more than any other person hurt her.
2. There's a God.
"I'm just here in life. There is no God, no Satan, no nothing". Philo didn't talk about the red and white voodoo under her bed. The one she used to make Flora barren and Simi insane. She didn't talk about the sacrifices she performed by the waters. Of course she believed in divinity and a higher power.
3. Know when to let go.
Pamela got too absorbed. Maybe it was the way she loved in a very unhealthy, intense and consuming way that she refused to accept that things were no longer the same. His words were almost cold and had lost the sweetness that made her soul whole. So she chose to stay, ignore all the signs and it hurt like hell.
4. Never give everything
Georgina let Tayo feed off her for so long. Watched him take out of her, piece by piece. She let herself love enough to trust, enough to care so much to give everything. All of her heart. And now he was gone and she didn't now how to start over, she didn't know how to live without him. How to live without her life support.
5. Know your pain.
"What or Who are you really angry at? What brings that sadness I see in your eyes? Who made you so bitter? What taught you depression?" Know your pain, its the only way you can master it. Tola had always been so resentful. Years ago, she was raped at 13 by two men that left injuries she still carries with her.
6. Hope is the only salvation.
All Amara could do was pray for a miracle, for better days. It kept her alive and gave her strength to endure a day at a time. She hoped for Granpa's cancer to leave and it eventually left taking Granpa along with it, she hoped for her parents to stop fighting and Dad didn't fight for Mom when she walked out of their marriage. They all found peace.
7. Always use your words.
I believe in love, love with words. Always tell the other person how it is, what you feel, what you want. Don't leave them to assume on their own. If you're having a fight, talk it out. Its the decent thing to do if you respect and love the person and you still want them if your life. If you don't want them anymore, tell them. Don't use excuses and don't wait till you make them try so hard to only get hurt at the end. Honesty is key.
8. Respect the consequences of your actions.
"The wages of sin is death". Tinu was decaying, from inside out. Her organs were failing her. It took a while for her to get here but all the drugs and letting all those men spread her open and ransack her the way they did only because she mistook nights for lonely, only because she was needing love.
I'm leaving you with parts of the lyrics to my new favorite song;
WHERE DOES THE GOOD GO - Tegan and Sara.
"Where do you go, with your broken heart in tow?
What do you do with the left over you?
And how do you know when to let go
Look me in the eye and tell me that you don't find me attractive
Look me in the heart and tell me you wont go
Look me in the eye and promise no love is like our love
Look me in the heart and unbreak broken, it wont happen
Where do you go when you're in love and the world knows
How do you live so happily while I'm sad and broken down"