Strange thoughts hover and settle around me at times, and this one popped up this morning during my waking. The question was not what alerted me – what surprised me was my answer ( without deep thought, without thinking to and fro…. )
I would be me.
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~e.e. cummings
I love my life.
I am happy. Deep down, to _the_bone_and_back quietly, deeply, through and through HAPPY to be me. And what’s more, to be me, IN my life.
“All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself.” ~Ralph Ellison, “Battle Royal”