Day 27 of 100 intentional, reflective steps.
I wandered the airport participating in a weird cat and mouse game. A dozen or so people walked crooked lines, crisscrossing through the terminal. Our eyes darted here and there across the ground and up the walls. We walked with the attentiveness of one looking to avoid bugs skittering about. But it wasn’t critters we were looking for. Looking like odd little critters ourselves, each one dragging a corded tail, we just wanted power.
There were a variety of outlets under the seats and on the walls but it seemed that 80% of them were non functional and only a small percentage of the ones that appeared to be working actually were. You know, kind of like constructions crews? Only one out of 12 seems to be doing anything. I finally landed on one that actually made the Harry Potter lightening signal on my phone light up and felt like I had won the electric lottery. I plugged in and plopped down. My copping a squat here quickly turned our game of cat and mouse into one of sardines. I was joined by three others who also “plugged in” with a sigh of relief. I was happy to share my powered oasis with these strangers.
It occurs to me that any perceived source of power or strength can serve as a similar oasis. Take faith for instance. So often we can get ridiculed for sharing our faith with other people. The reason I share my faith is because it is a shared source, ENDLESS source, of power, strength and hope for me.
Some day in the future these writings may be a similar source of power for others who are working through some of the same challenges I am. Who knows? However, currently what this writing has done for me is create a beautiful pool of people who are honoring my risk of being vulnerable and honest by cheering me on. It has been such a raw joy to find new companions and renewed faith in “old” ones through my 100 days.
27 days in and still writing.