on o p e n i n g u p
- Brene Brown's TED talk about the power of vulnerability and human connection
" very quickly I ran into this unnamed thing that unraveled connection in a way that I didn't understand and had never seen before and it turned out to be shame. Shame is really easily understood as the fear of disconnection : 'is there something about me that if other people see it I wont be worthy of connection'
What underpins this shame - this I"m not good enough - is excruciating vulnerability. In order for connection to happen we have to let ourselves be seen"
- cooking dinner on Tuesday, I heard A Fine Frenzy's Near to You for the first time in two years. The lyrics sounded completely different, and struck me so hard.
- Meredith Grey's Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me scene still gives me goosebumps.
- a passage about pulling it together, from Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife
"When we met I was wreck, blasted, and damned, and I am slowly pulling myself together because I can see that you are a human being and I would like to be one too. And I have been trying to do it with out you noticing, because I still haven't figured out that all pretense is useless between us."
- on being ready (even when you're not ready).
- These Are The Ways You Love Yourself by Meg Fee : "the only way to know the story is to go out and write it. live your way into it. ferociously. beginning to live and work and fight and love with unparalleled ferocity. let fear dictate nothing"
have the courage to be imperfect today.
(photo) on film, Minox 35El