I was reminded that when we offer what we love to the world, when we risk making ourselves visible, we have the opportunity to authentically connect with people. We have the privilege of inviting them to connect with themselves. And whether anyone likes what we have to share or not, taking this kind of risk brings us closer to ourselves. – Sage Cohen
I’ve been saving this quote from Sage Cohen. I printed it out and carried it in my pocket, stopping to read it throughout the day, hoping it might settle in bone-deep. I love her words and this notion of what we make as an invitation to connect, not only together but within. The risk of making this kind of picture, an old truck with December’s Christmas tree loaded in the bed waiting for disposal, brings me closer to myself. As I drive about town, taking care of small errands, I see Christmas come down and pass on.
In the simple and predictable rhythm of the seasons there is sadness and joy in both the coming and going. I find this observation deeply comforting.