being human…

June 28, 2011

Me: Have you ever been scared to do or try something?

Him: What you scared of?! (his left eyebrow up, almost reaching the top of his mohawk)

Me: I don’t know…being human? What if I can’t do it?

Him: Miss P, you been human for 30 somethin’ years…what you got to be afraid of? you that old right?

…and just like that, with a smirk and the curl of his lips…the 13 year old broke it all down. It felt as though I had been soul schooled. Humanity allows us to be afraid and brave, it’s triumph and failure,  maybe there is nothing really to lose or reject in ourselves…so many shades and layers, each with its own purpose…

…and we never stop being human…with our 34 and 13 years respectively.


5 Responses to “being human…”

  1. Hello Patience. I just caught up with your last few posts and as usual, their beauty and humanity made me cry. I can’t tell you what an impact your blog and your beautiful philosophy have had on me. We have just had a tough week in hospital with our previously totally healthy little girl (a blood clot caused a blockage in her brain). She is doing well now and we have been overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers, doctors, family and friends who looked after us and showered us with loving kindness. I now know that in this life only people matter. What a gift!

    • kindnessgirl Says:

      oh heather!!! i am so sorry you all went through all of that…i’m so glad she is doing better, how scary! may kindness continue to find you when you need it most…may you know how deeply you and your family are loved. thinking of you all…p

  2. Melinda Says:

    I LOVE your blog and I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger award! Thank you for your amazing blog.

  3. lifeisart Says:

    great post. i love to listen to children. people really, but especially children. they each have their own load of wisdom to share if you listen to it. thanks for listening to it and passing it along!!

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