photo friday :: strength
swirly girl, canon digital rebel xti
this morning i realized that my weepiness has not all been about sadness.
i've been releasing, cleansing, purging.
i went to yoga yesterday for the first time in a long while.
my teachers name is Banoo. isn't that lovely?
i felt grounded and rooted and centered.
i breathed deeply.
my body felt strong.
my heart felt strong.
the remainder of the day i felt lighter. i laughed.
must. go. more.
when i gaze at this portrait of Swirly, i think of the paths we are all on.
at times it is a struggle to move forward but it is always towards something richer.
along the way we pick up gems and tuck them in our boots.
today i am taking a moment to sit in the grass and pour out all my gems.
i will hold them up to the light, kiss them and feel gratefulness wash over.
these gems have strengthened me and will continue to do so as i take them on my journey.
edited to add: omg...talk about strength and cajones. you MUST see this video of one of my dearest friends that she posted on her blog today. i am laughing & crying at the same time. she totally rocks my world in so many ways. i have the coolest gals in my life.