Suddenly the light became painfully bright and shot into some brush not too far ahead. From it, came stumbling out a crowned buck of significant size. Lowing and swaying its wickedly pointed antlers, the staggering creature heaved its uncooperative body from the bushes and tread its sharp hooves into the earth leaving grooves in its wake...From my & Kumotogi 's storyline.
Made for my close and best friend Kumotogi.
If someone carves into a sampling with a knife, the injury is as wide as the entire trunk. Though that mark will never fully heal, you can grow the tree around it, and as you grow, the scar gets smaller in proportion.
If you, right now, are in a shell, you should know that you’re not alone. That there are many, many other people like you and that there’s nothing wrong with you. It might even be necessary right now; it might keep you safe for a time. But after the danger is gone, after it has exhausted its use, you’ll find a way out.
You may need help. You might need to work pretty hard. You may need to find some ways to laugh at yourself. Or find a passion, or a friend. But you will find it. And when you do, it will be so good to see you. ~Ze Frank
"Trust is a confusing thing, it seems so simple but when you try to pin it down it can be elusive. I think of the way that my body sits on a surface that’s new to me, unknown, and how my muscles remain tight, anticipating anything and I’m constantly aware of that surface. Over time, with familiarity, I can relax and start to lean back.www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWypWe…
For many of us, that initial tension exists so much of the time. We expend so much energy watching and calculating, trying to predict, reading signals in people, ready for anything to change suddenly, preparing to be disappointed. So much energy spent.
We talk about trust as something we build, as if it’s a structure or a thing; but in that building there seems to be something about letting go.
And what it affords us is a luxury. It allows us to stop thinking, to stop worrying that someone won’t catch us if we fall, to stop constantly scanning for inconsistencies, to stop wondering how other people act when they’re not in our presence. It allows us to relax a part of our minds, so that we can focus on what’s in front of us, and that’s why it’s such a tragedy when it’s broken." ~Ze Frank