this was written in the summer of 2020
I woke up this morning and my eyes were soft, like I had been having a nice dream. Anyone who knows me will suspect, as I did, that it was about some sweet dog. It was such a peaceful, happy feeling filled with love, it made me want to experience this feeling of gentleness, this softness in my gaze more often. And my wish came true later that afternoon, when I felt the softness return as I looked at a group of women that I care about deeply, and yet again, that evening, when I was sitting with friends enjoying their company and the pleasure of being outside on a summer’s night.
My musing for the day was realizing that I want to live with benevolence, that I want to truly see each person, to see the soul and the heart that lives behind the fear, the anger, and the disappointments that have been suffered. To see beyond the façade into the divine depths – to find the true connection.
What softens your gaze and how can you expand the experience to make it more inclusive?