‘May I ask what your faith tradition is? I find you so refreshing and humble and that has to come from a deep understanding of who you are as a reflection of the Creator and the “oneing” ( Julian of Norwich) of all with that same creator. You are so generous with who you are and what you do!! That can only come from God.
Every time I read something from you or see you in action I think of the line from the diner in When Harry Met Sally that the woman in the diner spoke about Meg Ryan- “ I want what she’s having!” ‘ (ECamp lifer, Lynn Hogan)
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt, The Man in the Arena
And it is here, on the back side of a small shortcoming
(I ate the cake)
and the threshold of a monuments potential
(will anyone care to see OPENstudio,
and whats more, care to join in?)
that I face my faith full-on.
It’s the only way I can say
at least in this,
even despite my small shortcoming,
and more just like it to pile up in my days to come surely,
that I can and will and am facing forward,
to see it through.
I will dare greatly.
Failure is impossible under such circumstances.
Regardless of outcome.