Tuesday, February 3, 2015

friends writing letters photography

Hello there, friend,

What you write about connection reminds me so much of what Brené Brown writes about: showing up and being seen. So often, it's a hard thing, and so often, the best thing. I was very close to choosing connection as my word for the year. But one day in yoga, I heard a whisper in my heart that said "fearless," so I went with that instead. 

Have you ever seen The Joy Luck Club? I often think of the scene where one of the mothers tells her daughter, after being accused that she doesn't, that she does see her. "I see you. I see you." When I watched that scene, I bawled, nearly hysterical, then wiped my cheeks and watched it again. Isn't that what we all want? To be seen? 

This kind of stuff used to keep me up at night. Thankfully, it doesn't worry me so much anymore.