What it is like to be growing into myself.

~ Notes on the eve of my 22nd birthday ~

Beauty. Immense beauty.

My eyes opening to it.

Becoming all the things I wanted to be; wanted to do.

My art, my writing, my dreams, awakening and being.

The aching, the believing, the intense light of becoming.

Listening to the girl, the goddess inside me ~ she whispers ~

Let’s dance; let’s frolic naked in the rain, let us lick the rain from our palms.

Let’s love passionately, and be ourselves with reckless abandon.

Let’s let a dog love us and shower us with affection.

Let us read poetry aloud, and sing in the shower, in the kitchen, everywhere.

Let’s be us!

And I say YES!


Right now you are one choice away from a new beginning – one that leads

you toward becoming the fullest human being you can be.

– Oprah Winfrey

Extend the boundaries of the glowing kingdom of your love, gradually including your family, your neighbors, your community, your country, all countries — all living sentient creatures.

– Paramahansa Yogananda