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THE GIFT OF YOU

There was always someone to hug, kiss, play with their hair, etc...The huge amount of love I have in my body-being was able to express itself to willing subjects and I felt so nourished and met, I was in heaven.

Now the problem with this is, that when everyone left, I am now back in my own small family with a deeply introverted husband and son, and a tween son at that, who is appropriately and thank heavens, expressing boundaries around how often I can kiss him and attack him with my mama bear love. When I say "I love you" he says "I am aware of this." I call this a victory. But ..where then, does all this love go?

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DANCING DEVOTION

I am very much afraid of where we are headed as a species, as a planet. It keeps me up at night, invades my days. And living in fear is also a choice I'm choosing to release, moment by moment. Easier said than done when anxiety grips my guts and my thoughts are dark, but when I'm reveling in my devotion,when I'm danced by my devotion, when I hold this very planet and all her creatures in my devotion, I am in a place of love. Tender, broken-open, joyful love.

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