There is such a beautiful freedom in tearsPermitting your heart, body, and mind to swell over the walls of others’ considerationsSailing on the waves of bitterness, grief, insurmountable joy and fearBeing swept up in the currents of past, present, and the unseeable futureDoes it ever catch you off guard when you whisper to yourself “Finally?”We, as a people, sometimes ache for the salt water deluge which makes small rivers and streams down the contours of our faceCreates the quakes and shivers in the body, moving with an uninhibited freedom through our nerves, muscles and subconsciousIt is in these disruptions we give ourselves permission to be.To live in the here and nowTo listen to the ghosts that haunt usTo lean into the dappled light that nurtures and powers usStorms can come upon us suddenly or they can send messengers ahead to launch the warning sirensEither way nature knows its limitsAs each storm moves from place to place they always leave a serene hush over the landscapeA bright horizon filled with possibilities and new beginningsA freedom you can only experience after the salt water has washed you clean
It has taking me a while to settle on a theme for the month of March, but by George!, I’ve finally found one. On the first of many picturesque March days to come this past Sunday, I realized that it was time to do something that I really liked and needed. Live theatre! There really is nothing like it, from the box office, to the anticipation before the curtain, to the performance itself, nothing gets my heart pumping like good theatre. Exiting Roundabout, where I had just seen “Little Children Dreaming of a Lesser God,” I realized that I’m giving myself permission to be a little selfish with my time this month. Going to plays, pampering myself, focusing on what is good for me in terms of spiritual, physical, emotional and professional well-being is a great way to close out winter and say “Hello” to cheery springtime weather.
I firmly decided to take a quick vacation down South, to spend time with my family, I’m going to start taking ballet classes again, do a little something fun with my look, and continue to focus on my faith and fitness. (Fierce February really got me into some good habits). I am excited to see what the next few weeks will bring and with the March thaw, I intend to continue my love of self, the city, and all of the adventures that await me down the road.