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Welcome to This Wondrous Life. I document my journey and process with simple living, creativity, and community. Hope you have a nice stay!

An Ode to Community

An Ode to Community

Community.

You carry weight. The weight of process---the weight of vulnerability. Intimacy shared between souls. You carry us.

Community.

You eschew darkness, breaking into our souls with your beaming light. Casting your glow into the dark spaces. Into the crevices of our hearts, you crack open the hollow ground with your lustrous light. You illuminate us---our desires, our strengths, our faults, our fears.

Community.

You cover. Cover our brokenness. Not out of shame or judgement, but out of love---empathy. The weighty vulnerability exchanged through intimate connection is covered by the warmth of your embrace---the tenderness of your words. Comfort is found in the simple moments. Through the touch of hand, a lingering embrace, an exchanging of looks, we are known.

Community.

You are life. You breathe into our bones a renewed sense of humanity. With you we see that connection is attainable. Safety is possible. Trust, though tender, can abound. We discover that we can be known and pursued. We can be celebrated and challenged. We discover that we can know and pursue. We can celebrate and challenge. We learn the power of mutual exchange and investment.

Community.

We long for you. We crave you. We need you. Life without you is empty.

Community.

We choose you.


Community Chat

If you haven’t guessed it yet, this month on TWL we are diving into community. Community is not an unknown theme in this space, but this month we want to explore what it looks like to invest in community and how investing in yourself impacts how you show up in and with community. So, let’s chat!

What has community looked like for you? Can you relate to any part of the Ode to Community? What aspects of community challenge you?

Invest in Yourself: Rebuilding Your Routine

Invest in Yourself: Rebuilding Your Routine