I'm feeling fragmented but in a joyous kind of way--when life sparkles, reflected in pieces.
Reading my friends' words of making homes and traveling, moving things, gathering objects--reading of leaving things behind, what we can keep, what we must take with us until we've "worked through it"--until we've convinced the ghost to go home. Making a living space large enough for our lives, for our friends, for our soulmates, rewiring, removing, letting go. The temperatures and textures of our arrangements.
Everything must change. We reach for our own lives placed high on a shelf. "Higher. Reach higher. Higher still. I know you can do it."
It hurts--taking it down, peering into the shape of it. A remarkable thing. So new. I remember feeling this terror and awe the first time I held Nora, her tiny arms flailing in the too large universe, her skin so new, afraid the air would burn, the sounds would deafen. The light would blind. This life is too much. And yet, it is everything I can and must do.
Love without fear of it not returning. Love--because it is what eases the space into itself like your body slowly being lowered into the unbearably hot water of your own life.