my grown children are coming home for the holidays. by grown, i mean 20 and 22 years old. they’ve been away, thousands of miles away, to college for 2 and nearly 5 years now. i’d like to think of them as my children, but that’s really living in the past. if my spiritual journey has taught me anything, its taught me to stop living in the past, thinking and anticipating about the future, and start living NOW.
right now the human beings that were born from me are adults and have lives of their own. one is graduating with her BFA soon and another has begun a new college career in fashion. i’m so proud of them both.
coming from the same mother and father, they are completely unique in who they are. and i like them. very much, in fact, i love them both dearly and am so thrilled they have become who they’ve become.
thank you, my lovely young women, for being the people you are and for seeing the world through compassionate, pro-active, environmental eyes. your generation and the generations after will see all the harm that’s been inflicted on mother earth and help to heal her. the baby boomers weren’t enough. it’ll take all of you as well.