I’m a writer, have been since elementary school. I’m grateful I can wield my pen and my words and my voice intentionally, and share what’s going on with me in a way that engages others to share their stories with me. I’m grateful I was taught to read and write. I’m grateful I can create worlds in my mind and assign words to the worlds in a way that will paint vivid pictures in your mind. Words are power, like wind is power, and fire is power, and water is power, and love is power. May the fact of my sharing help one person know that they aren’t alone. May these words written from my heart reach out into the world and make it a more loving place!
Enveloped in complete darkness, she spells out clearly from her depths words like ropes reaching, asking someone to take hold and pull her out. Maybe if enough people take just one thread of her words, maybe she’ll be lifted out of her pit and see the light of day once more.
As I sit preparing another class,
looking in book after book,
and on site after site
to find the perfect words to express
that which is beyond words,
to frame that which
cannot be contained,
I muse about how I’ll always be a student.
This is good.
This keeps me humble.
This allows me to meet my students
where they are
and feel compassion for their process.
And then I feel a need to drop the labels.
I am not a womanmotherteacherstudentfrienddaughteremployeewriter
I am a being who shares some of what I know,
who is grateful for what others share,
who is glad to relax into being,
into the place beyond words.
When you try to define who you are,
the words come pouring out,
more and more,
some happy and sad,
some positive and negative,
some not so much.
Why do we need definitions?
This act of assigning words to experiences,
to people, personalities, LIFE…
only serves to cloud our vision,
and blocks our ability
to be with whatever is unfolding in this moment.
If someone asks who you are,
If someone asks what do you do,
They might think you’re crazy,
but what of it?
You’re dancing in the space of being,
wild, unhindered, free.