The fruits were drying in the sun, the leaves were protecting the soil, and the tree trunk and branches were preparing to sprout and unfurl new leaves. The tree was disintegrating to integrate and was “becoming to become”: as nature intended. And we, what are we becoming to become?
What is the true cost of our purchases? Aren't we paying with contentment, free will, and the privilege to exist as natural beings. Created by nature, converted by thoughtless consumption. Let's restore our agency.
Reframing our consumer narrative: We have climate emergency on one end and our varied spectrum of changing realities at the other, both can’t be ignored. However, one is irreversible after a point and the other is transient yet influential. To move ahead, we need to link the two. With what? Life.
Finding the feminine. For me this search began in my forties, when appearance, definitions, and notions about motherhood were all being tested. In trying to understand the feminine in me, I discovered the freedom of being afeminine (not in the dictionary yet, but it should be).
Freedom is our inheritance, it is our path, and it is our destination. We were born into it, we need to live it, and we need to mature to embody it. What does it mean to be free?