I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. [Audre Lorde]
Talking with a friend yesterday, we both laughed out loud when we hit upon the Great Truth: None of us gets out of Life alive.
I’ve spent large chunks of time these past 6 months considering how I want to live what is the rest of my Life. I don’t know anymore Now than I did BEfore how long or short that “rest of” it will BE. Sure, there are some statistics, but no one knows anything for certain.
So in this frame, I have asked this of myself:
BE Kind. Make Time. Listen. BE Quieter. Love and DO it Out Loud, no matter who does or says what. Make a Difference, and DO it Now, don’t wait or try another time.
Put things together, give away my art, DO what only I CAN DO, from my heart and with my best thinking.
I’ve NOT been so “sweet.” I am easily bruised and I irritate too darned fast. But I DO want to live “with as much sweetness as I can decently manage.”
I love you, Currie