Wednesday, August 14, 2013

something to shout about!

i got an email yesterday from someone i know thru bone sighs.
she was sharing some art/writing that she had done.

when i read it, my eyes just filled with tears.

it was so powerful, so filled with a feeling of turning towards life
in a really healthy way.
it was a gigantic 'yes!'

it made me think of an e.e. cummings poem -

love is a place
& through this place of
love move
(with brightness of peace)
all places

yes is a world
& in this world of
yes live
(skilfully curled)
all worlds


that's what her sharing felt like to me.

here's the thing tho -
she's had way way more than her share of hurdles.
she's had one of  those backgrounds none of us ever want to have.
filled to the brim with sexual abuse.

and here she is, after years and years and years and years of working really hard,
of facing fears, of finding the courage to speak her voice - here she is.

and she's choosing life, healing, and growth.

i wanted to shout about her from the rooftops!
so many people who come thru bone sigh arts are battling their own demons,
wondering if they're making any progress, wondering if they'll ever feel like
a gigantic 'yes!'.......

and that's why i wanted to write about her today -
she's one heck of a huge bright candle of hope.

hold her in the darkness, hold her when you can't get up and when you're
wondering if you can ever get up again....

she'll remind you -

you can heal and you can become more.
you can indeed become one gigantic yes!
even if you can't possibly see it right now...
it's still possible.

and THAT seemed like something to shout about!

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