Monday, January 4, 2016
Word of the Week - 96
This will, no doubt, be the year of many things, not the least of which for me is The Year of Growing Softer. We are not meant to be our carapaces, spiny ridges, jagged corners. We are not intended to live defended lives, though it may feel otherwise. Without growing softer, how do we begin to flow into each other, how do we empathize?
Growing softer is, like much of life, a process. It is not achieved in one herculean leap. If it is realized at all, it will be through tiny, elfin steps, wearing Barbie's pumps on our fingertips and walking with all the style we can muster through minefields, real and imagined. "They" are an illusion. There is really only "Us."