16 June 2015
…What I loved as much as, possibly even more than, being seen was sharing the gaze. Feeling connected.
~ Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking
I yearn for meaningful connection. To others. To myself.
I want to be heard. And I want to hear. I want to know others deeply and be known in a like way. Among the desires in my life, communion with others is a long term thread that winds and weaves through all my years.
I’m able to give voice to a lot of feelings. I have amazing friends and family. I ask questions and listen pretty well. But still, I have so often stumbled and failed to create this kind of connection. Because I have been too small, too timid.
Courage is required to step outside the walled garden of our hearts. And to invite others into that fertile realm.
Just by seeing…
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