I snapped this photo Friday night. A Friday night spent at the park. It’s where we are most of our evenings now. And as we were playing in the grass, chasing butterflies and hiding from the police (we had her OFF the leash!), with little Wrigley June this landscape caught my eye.
Reminded me of a poem, I referenced in a few of my classes last week. “Things That Join the Sea and the Sky”by Mark Nepo is the book it comes from.
It went something like this:
“We keep looking for a home though each of us is a home. And no matter where we run, we land before each other, thoroughly exposed. Though we think we are alone, we all meet here. We are each other. This tenderness is the impulse that frees us. For anything is possible when we let the heart be our skin. The point is to feel whatever comes our way. Discover that everyone is lovable, magnificent and flawed.”
"when we let the heart be our skin."
I see that vividly in Wrigley June as she nubs at my feet, pulls at my heart and just wants to please. Feeling whatever comes her way.
I see that in my partner, Richard as he is experiencing this “dog love” for the first time. Feeling whatever comes his way.
I see that in this image as the sunset reflects on the water.
Happy Week, friends.
I am letting myself be seen, exposed and flawed this week (and weeks to come).
I invite you to join me.
Observe and Feel whatever comes your way.
Stay Tender with yourself.
Because this tenderness is what life’s about.