i know making, writing, mentoring and loving are part of who i am.
- MAKING allows me to discover things
about my world and self that would
otherwise remain submerged and unattainable;
it brings me joy, dirt and laughter
- MENTORING (teaching) gets me outside of myself,
teaches me, helps me unlearn what doesn’t belong;
it brings me delight and purpose
- WRITING connects me through silence to my self,
God, the world and others; helps me remember
who I am and am becoming and how i fit;
it brings me faith; it reveals my wounds;
it opens me
- LOVING fills my body and soul,
it connects my fragments of being
it gives me the desire to both give and receive;
it strengthens me; it brings me hope.
When i neglect any of these, my life, who i am, limps. or when i get to focused on how to eat and forget to walk, i limp. To walk in my own skin and know joy, i must attend to making, writing, mentoring and loving and not overlook the details of eating but not focus on it either. And so now i must walk my path in my own skin, take steps toward eating*, and i must attend. it may take me a while to figure out how to do these things, but i will.
*eating refers to the daily details of things i need to do in order to have food, shelter and such.0