Violet's Voice of Vintage
#TBT POST: ORIGINAL POST JUNE, 24, 2011
The Purse of COURAGEOUS VULNERABILITY.
Bumping through the universe for its untold number of years, white and vulnerable to every substance that might have potentially marred it throughout its travels.
The tiny-telephone-cord beading runs along the outer surface, the conduit of the most intimate stories and conversations. Miraculously, against all odds, the beauty of its delicate shell-like surface has all managed to remain intact.
No hard traveling case to protect it. It has survived and made its way into the protection of an adoring caretaker who will guide it into the hands of an appreciative and loving new home.
During one of the darker moments of my life, a shaman in Guatemala told me, "You've been given the beautiful and rare gift of a heart that can feel; these are the hearts that can also heal." When you're in pain, it is hard to remember that feeling is a gift. It takes strength to give voice to our vulnerabilities and needs.
Where there is love, this voice will be heard and responded to with care and sincere interest.
Volition: I choose to stand behind my feelings and give voice to them when it is safe to do so and move through this important part of the human experience
I hope to thereby make space for my fellow travelers to do the same.