Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic shares a question we can ask of ourselves: Do you feel that your creative endeavor loves you back? Inspired by this possibility, I asked the woods if they love me as much as I love them on a recent walk. And then I walked, heart open, waiting for a reply.
The answer that infused my soul, near the end of the walk, filled me.
It was: you belong.
For me, this was even better than being loved.
For those of us that do not always find our place among the two-legged, may we all belong to something we are madly in love with, that is bigger than ourselves.
Marfa, TX photo credit: Unknown (apologies!!)
Norma Van Horn