It all felt too much, and so as the music began, I braided my voice with the pitch rolling off the piano keys. I did not want to be rejected.
I don’t want to carry my heart around like a burden anymore. I long for connection and compassion and partnership.
The seldom times we get to be out in nature, we get to touch base once more with who we are. Only then, when we return back into society, to forget and get caught up in the roller coaster. We drink, take drugs, engage in harmful activities, and seek external pleasures. We become extremists in ...