Beautiful, gifted people will always be surrounded by people who want a piece of them. It is only natural to attract this. But listen- be careful of the method that others may use to get closer. Be careful of those who foolishly think that the only way to obtain a piece of you is to break you apart, whether they chisel gently until they can chip off a small piece of your spirit to put into their pocket or plow through until you become only a memory of who you once were. They are not the wise ones. They may very well be beautiful and gifted as well but the wise ones know this truth: There is one true, honest way to get closer. The way is to lift their spirit through encouragement, sharing, kindness, and vigorous love so that their spirit radiates like the sun. Then, bask. Absorb. Enjoy. You don’t have to take or break anything; it is now there in abundance for us all. Sharing the supported spirit springs joy.
That is the essence of basking in the sun. You meet the sun, prepare for it, sing gratitude to it, lay patiently for it, and wait for it to share. And when she slowly goes down to share with those who love her in other reaches of our world, you admire the beautiful, colorful descent. And not a bitter thought or twinge of jealousy crosses your heart. That is the wise way.
So, my beautiful, gifted people. Be leery of the foolish demolition men and women. Refuse to participate in their process. Tell them what you require to share your “you” with them. The world needs you at your best. And your best is not broken.
My first batch of hand-rolled sushi. I’m so grateful for my teacher!
Griots weave roots.
Trees sing the stories of seeds
That had faith in life
Ruby’s iron walk
Down that harsh Southern runway
True fierceness in flats
Sing songs of life’s lost stories
Paths crossed through fate’s maze
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,
"You owe me."
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”