Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Shedding


I actually wrote this 2 weeks ago but I couldn't make blogger work then...


Today I feel like a snake, shedding skin.

*Not a cold and unfeeling reptile. I actually rather like the sinuous feeling of handling live snakes – ehh—ok*

But expanding and quite vulnerable. Eying life anew.

Discarding another layer that is no longer necessary, a skin that once protected me and allowed me to move forward has outlived it’s usefulness.

I’ve been challenged again by my gorgeous human daughter.

Every relationship I have is colored by my sense of myself, which is colored by adoption.
So many judgments. I read and sort and forgive and grow and repeat.

So many layers of judgment.

So many attempts to disguise myself.
Oh, I’m really ok.
Really.
And slither off under a rock.

And shed.
And look at life with fresh eyes.

6 comments:

momseekingpeace said...

I love this! It is so fitting to adoption and what happens in reunion.

MSP

kim.kim said...

You have to be amazing too to have such a fabulous daughter.

It's so inspiring to see how you grow and are constantly transforming.

It's wonderful.

Possum said...

I like this post!
Poss. xx

Being Me said...

Thanks you guys. It feels good to know I'm making sense to people.

Ungrateful Little Bastard said...

What Possum said :)

mia said...

This was really insightful.