ADDICTION / TRAUMA SPECIALIST / CREATIVE ARTS / INTERFAITH MINISTER
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. ― James Baldwin
The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me. — Oscar Wilde (De Profundis )
It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied together into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality."
When I dare to be powerful -- to use my strength in the service of my vision -- then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." ~ Audre Lorde
We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light. -- Saint Hildegard de Bingen