“It’s all messy: the hair, the bed, the words, the heart. Life.” ~William Leal
All we want is order, right? We want to be in the groove, moving easily through life with no sorrows, regrets, anxieties, or fears. If only that could be true, at least for a moment. The older I get, the more I realize that the beauty of life is in the mess of it all. We have to let others see our mess, and be willing to see, accept, and love the mess of others. We’ve got to let it all hang out if we’re going to hang together. This means being vulnerable, and here’s why that’s so important: to find the people really meant to be in our lives, we have to be able to be who we are without pretenses, without carefully constructed facades. No more hiding. No more pretending. No more guarding. Let’s open up, and create a space so safe in our corner of the world that we encourage other people to do the same. Let’s make ourselves available to be in every moment, to be present in the presence of others, to be in the mess of life instead of always trying to scrub it clean. Join me?