He talked to me over Indian food.
Speaking of freedom and how we find it when we learn to be all of ourselves.
Living out loud in a way that makes you feel invincible.
We giggled over bourbon and she told me I deserved to feel.
That I owed it to myself to explore all of the depths of emotion available to me.
I sat with myself over coffee.
Teetering on the edge of letting go and remaining contained,
In an instant I became aware that the depths of life that will be missed without exploring are far greater than the possible despair I could find by trying.
with love and feeling,