I started playing around with the leftover scraps I had from the September TIFC and after a few minutes I had fashioned a little cloth that I thought would work as clothing for one of the two remaining doll forms I have left to dress. Where to go next, I don't know but at least I found some inspiration.
The practice today is simple: Feel love for yourself.
My favorite line from the reading is Hendricks' opening sentence: "Only unconditional love is strong enough to encompass all the negativity you soak up in your life." I can't say I sit around thinking about my self love and what comes to mind is Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 43:
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
Can I think of and feel a love like that for myself? Heck, why not... except, maybe for the "better after death" part.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Posted by Kim at 9:22 AM