Friday, October 24, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 24 October 2014

Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.
And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.  
 [Audre Lorde]

The “yelling” might NOT sound like “yelling” as you know it, but BElieve it. It’s still yelling. And the easier and easier, while I might in this particular moment doubt its validity, is another fact I’ve come to see, time and time again…

What I’ve learned is that friends, lovers, and family get lost and lose each other in equal measure. This makes finding and cherishing “new ones” happier and more extraordinary than almost anything ever.

At least I think so.

I love you, Currie


Carol said...

LOVE today's art and it's post ♥ So glad we connected my friend ♥

Rita said...

Speaking your truth--ahhh! Easier the more you do it. The more you do it the clearer it becomes. ;)