I so desperately want to share myself with someone. Wholly & unafraid. Yet I am so broken & scared of being left, of being taken, that I have built around myself a plexiglass wall. I see you there, and I want you. Yet I will not let myself get close enough to touch. Instead I throw myself up against the pane again and again; bruising and breaking myself. Instead of taking down the wall, I disfigure myself with fear. I sabotage myself with doubt. Trapped by my own doing. Please save me from myself.
The lightning it calls, beckons and pleas
The thunder it answers with might
The wind howls, bending the trees
Who quiver with anxious delight
The rain, warm and heavy, touches the earth
Then covers with crystal cocoon
The clouds, if they’re gracious, slowly will part
And show you a glimpse of the moon
Then swirling with chaos and still, inner peace
They form such a treacherous wonder
With face to the sky, slowly I breathe
Stand in awe of the beauty I’m under
And in that moment she realized the greatest thing in life is not love or money or even time. But the greatest thing is hope. And the strength to hope. That we can hope for love. Hope for peace. Hope for rest. Hope for even life itself. That is the fuel of this life.
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope; because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassion never fail. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.
make me feel. everything. all of it. now.: “I am a feminist. As long as women’s natural body hair is called...
“I am a feminist.
As long as women’s natural body hair is called disgusting and inappropriate while men’s isn’t, I am a feminist.
As long as I can’t watch an episode of a popular sitcom without having to sit through multiple sexist comments or “jokes”, I am a feminist.
As long as women have to…
I feel the wonderful warmth of my own breath on my lips. The taste of the melodies. The shape of the sounds.
As I move through the crisp night air I cannot help but sing. And as the wind brushes against my face the words I sing melt into the atmosphere.