Traveling alone has given me the liberty to not only see the world through my own experience of it, but to see myself in relation to it. It’s created space for me to learn about myself, and therefore, about others. I’m grateful for the knowledge and the wisdom, but perhaps more importantly, for the time I’ve spent alone. I know now that the company of myself is as rich and fulfilling as the relationships of people I’ve come to love and admire.
Whatever your situation this Valentine's Day, find the lightness and the heaviness in it. Then, learn, release, and keep loving, as hard as you can.
I'm tattered, tatted, and standing here In specks of light that may appear And even though I've cried already My heart is beating, my gaze is steady
"What if I don't get to keep What I love and what I speak? What if things change overnight And I lose sight of my light?"
And among my joy and bliss Are days where I put up with this Not because I don't know how to heal But because this, too, I want to deeply feel
Yes, I’ve left my heart in the world, For the world, In pieces that will grow with the wild flowers in the rain
It's funny how much louder your mind becomes when you take away the food that feeds it to stay quiet.