My Love Offering
Grief. The Last Act of Love.
"Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we have loved.
Where there is deep grief, there is great love." --Unknown
You may have noticed that I recently had to take a break from pretty much everything. During that time, I did some reflecting and reading. Reflection helps me process life and reading brings me comfort, helps me relax, and allows me to live in a world other than my own for a little while.
One of the books that I read was Glennon Doyle Melton's book "Carry On, Warrior." This book resonated with me because she was so REAL. She didn't hold back--even the "ugly" parts of her life. In this book she wrote, "Everyone has a story to tell. Writing is not about creating tidy paragraphs that sound lovely or choosing the 'right' words. It's just about noticing life and sharing what you notice. When you write your truth, it is a love offering to the world because it helps us feel braver and less alone."
Let me tell you--she's right. Her writing did make me feel less alone. Her realness helped me to feel like my life was real and good and NORMAL.
As a born perfectionist and private person, I'm often shy about sharing my life with you, but the way this book made me feel forced me to re-think. Perhaps I should share more of my truth with you through my photography and my writing. Maybe I could help someone feel normal. Maybe I could help someone feel less alone. Maybe I would feel less alone. Because life isn't only about the pretty posed moments. It's the messy moments in between that count. Someday, you'll realize there's beauty in the chaos, and that's what you'll want to look back and remember.
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