Have you ever noticed that when you are with
people who see you, hear you, "get" you, all
of a sudden everything flows into place brilliantly?
I used to think I was alone: that this was the best
way for me to live, because "no one understood
me, no one was like me, no one appreciated me
in my off-beat-Julie-ness.
I was wrong.
I wasn't alone then and I am certainly not alone now.
The more off-beat-Julie-ness I express, the more
people are attracted to that authentic, "here-I-am-
like-me-or-not-this-is-me" quality that not
only allows my being to expand, it gives others
the permission to be themselves.
Rumi said it so beautifully:
"In your light, I learn how to love
In your beauty, how to make poems
You dance inside my chest
Where no one sees you
But sometimes I do
And that sight becomes this art"
Mmmmmmmmm. Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes.
You and me. That sight becomes this art.
I am listening to the music from "Sunday in the Park with George" as I work today. This music is sooooo incredible. I feel like Georges Surrat would get these words of Rumi.
"You have a mission, a mission to see....."