"No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world." ~ Aristotle
My recent trip made me realize why I started this blog. It was to keep in touch with my friends who are far away. And that's still what inspires me to keep it going.
And I think that's a good thing, considering how I have such trouble asking for help from others. My sister Piglet says I've fooled a lot of my friends into thinking I have it all together. Which is why some of them come to me when they are falling apart and then I feel I need to keep it together for them and that feeds itself to the point that I hesitate to show my own vulnerability.
But through this blog, I wanted to show that side of me. That side that on a regular basis, only God sees. Because maybe He gave us arms so we can embrace one another. And anyone who knows me knows I hardly, hardly ask to be hugged. The ones who know me best though have an uncanny ability to know when to take me in their arms. Strange but true. What a comfort that is to me. It's like God knew and nudges someone to hug me for Him.
Or at least I'd like to think of it that way.
Because I realize that even with my closest friends, I don't ask for hugs, even when I sorely need them.
And when I am no longer in their midst, I yearn for their arms around me.
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