Why strive to be angry , why grow up to see what I thought and was taught was what a feminist was? They were loud, destructive, ungrateful and nothing what I wanted to be when I finally grew up. I was already angry. And I didn’t want to be anymore. Yet, I wonder maybe my anger wasn’t yet free.
I first learned the principle of Ichigo Ichie at an entrepreneur summit (yes, I know). The Japanese proverb, Ichigo Ichie, literally translates to “One lifetime, one encounter.” or “one time, one meeting”. The phrase was first used by a 16th century master of the tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyu. What this means, and can mean to me, is that each moment not only holds an opportunity for change or growth- but pleasure and a gift of presence.
Look after Yourself As an artist and as a creative- I am familiar with courage and the cost of it. There is a cost to everything, including that of inaction. We can choose to create or not, speak or not- and carry the consequences of that. So in this time, I choose to NOT be fearful and rather spend time on the gift that truly keeps on giving: my soul. What does that look like? For now, it seems to mean being a little quieter. I am not concerned about stats and likes and engagement- not for engagement’s sake anyway....
When I was invited to by Alison Deary to be part of the team to join the papery mom diary review for The Papery’s MOM diary 2019, I was so happy! I’ve heard fellow blogger,Lynne Huysamenrave about the diary before but never really went to check it out. So you can imagine my excitement when I got the call!