I do not even know where to begin
pulling back together
hugging Della maybe a little too long, a little too tightly
trying to guard myself against images and image-provoking language that I know from experience can cause me harm, while also feeling that as a human being on this planet, those kids deserve my brokenness, my hurt, my horror, my attention
I pull it together, and then, stare at the curls that somehow know what they are doing, sproinging up from Della's beautiful head, and I think of all of the parents that will never look down and see those on their child again
I just care barely cope.
Today, I feel nearly poisoned. If you told me I ate something toxic I would believe you.
And then I just watched/listened to a video sent by my Reiki teacher, prior to the events on friday, and I have to say I was both surprised and not to find myself sobbing. The beauty stuck me so much deeper than it would have because I am so broken open. No amount of intellectual over-ride would let me do anything other than watch and cry, truly touched by the beauty of the music.
How can I possibly turn this openness into healing good? I don't know, but I do know I am going to try to stay more connected to beauty, to my lucky life, to the minutes of thrown food and tantrum, to those crazy curls.... to love, the big loves, the small loves, the whiskers on my cat.
Here's the video.
The name gives it away, but the beauty really struck me.