Not My Strong Suit
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
I’m holding on to these beautiful words of Rilke, a quote I’ve come back to so often in my life, a quote that still needs repeating like a mantra, a quote I want to move from my head to my heart. The truth of it is that I’m impatient. Very impatient. And this impatience brings me a great deal of pain. It brings the expectation of disappointment. It brings feelings of not-enoughness. It brings 3rd grade-like hurts of not being in the “in-crowd.” And on it swirls and spirals. Patience is not my strong suit.
So (*sigh*), I’m asking the Universe, in the midst of its doing its thing, to please help me muster up some patience. Patience for the words to come. Patience for the manuscripts I’m writing. Patience for the manuscripts I’ve submitted. Patience for shooting with film. Patience for using my Polaroids. Patience for becoming an artist. Patience for blogging. Patience for social media. Patience for finding community. Patience for creating community. Patience for casting my dreams. Patience for those dreams to be realized.
Patience to be seen and known.
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