In our spiritual tradition, we give away whatever is holding us back — whatever is troubling us — by sitting beside running water and letting the negative feelings, thoughts, or obstacles go. We imagine the obstacles flowing away with the current, like a leaf or twig.
I am lucky because I have been involved in this young woman’s life for over 4 years. I am lucky because she allows me to know her — the real her. I am lucky to watch healing happen in the heart a girl who was so wounded … and to see her find a partner who cherishes her, who is a good papa, who is gentle and funny and real.
like notes scattered
across a sheet of music
waterfowl float on a curtain of dusk