Photo a Day May: Love – 15.
Today felt long and I am feeling spent and burnt. Unfortunately capturing a photo of love may not have been at the forefront of my memory today. Fortunately it was the love of a little boy that helped guide me through the trickier moments. It comes with the territory of being a parent, I think. How can I be sad when my boy is looking at me with such concern, such empathy, and such… love? Those eyes. Those words. Oh he was saying the most beautiful things and I could not help but to cradle him close. Wowwee is he ever empathetic and caring. I mean, I knew that already, but you know.
It means so much and I am far too tired and in need of chill that I cannot expand the way I want to. Do we all need a bit more of it in our lives? Um heck yeah. It surely would not do any harm. But then why do we resist it, I will never know.
In case I need to further explain the photos, love to me is the cornerstone of exploration, trust and community. Can I really stand on this toy case, and trust myself to do it? Why yes I can. I am safe and I have got this. Love and let go, love and let go. But its not what it sounds. By letting go we love harder and deeper. Oh so deeper.
And can I just say one thing? In regards to love? My son has helped me reach for it, seek it out, and express it more. He has helped me to love and to know what that means. Gosh. What a gift. He has taught me the importance of supports and community. In parenting. In loving. In life, in anything really. We need each other and we need ourselves. And oh gee how I am so grateful to have a great lot of you.
It takes a darn village.