Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Revelation




Chopping the carrots,
laughing and chatting with
my new best friend,
I suddenly realized :
I am standing beside
a man,
and, for the first time, ever,
I feel safe.

At Real Toads, Mama Zen would like us to think of the safest place we've ever been, and write about it in 53 words or less. My mind zipped right to this moment. 

After walking through the Siberian wasteland of the heart, which had been  traumatized and then abused for three decades, I had walked in the door of the coffeehouse and found Home. 

Brock Tully (now a sought after motivational speaker and founder of the World Kindness movement in Vancouver, B.C.), and the wonderful alternative folk who frequented Brock and Friends, accepted me with warmth. They loved me gently until I was ready to love myself. My life turned onto a kinder, gentler path because of them. It was one of the most significant turnings of my life. My most cherished friends date from those days in the early 80's, when I finally found the members of my tribe.


22 comments:

  1. A wonderful snapshot in deep deep words!

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  2. Isn't it great when we find out men can be friends with us? I don't know what it was with our generation, but I know it took me a while to realize that should-have-been-obvious truth.
    Luv, K

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  3. It is amazing how the right group of people at the right time can turn your life around.

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  4. Love this Sherry. With so few words it is tight beyond belief, and yet so very, very freeing. Congratulations for finding that moment.

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/

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  5. This is beautiful =) I have never felt safe with a man truly apart from my husband

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  6. Safe? And there is me worrying that the legs of that chair will topple off that platform any minute now :-)

    You were fortunate to find the right people at the right time.

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  7. Bravo...in just a few words, you said so much!! Yes, finding such security is a blessing. Reading this post was therapeutic in some manner. Lovely...

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  8. I feel honoured to have shared this social memory of yours, brilliantly done

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  9. Being with your tribe- at last- such a safe place to be. Good for you for finding them and letting them love you.

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  10. You really make us feel your homecoming here, Sherry. I'm so glad after so many wanderings in the desert you and your tribe were (re-)united at last.

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  11. so glad to read that you found a safe place with friends. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  13. I found this so powerful, Sherry. Gorgeous writing.

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  14. Beautiful Sherry, thank goodness you found people who could make you feel safe

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  15. With true heart and beauty you've zeroed in on a truth for so many. Thank you for sharing your story, Sherry. ♥

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  16. oh! some companionship opens up the world for us! there is so much of love in this

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  17. How wonderful that something led you to this transformational connection with people who know how to love. It's fascinating the things that bring good change to our lives.

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  18. Sorry to hear you suffered three decades of abuse. Healing is a life long journey. So glad you found a support group where you feel safe and loved. Blessings :)

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  19. You found your tribe. Yes. And a safe man...magical. So happy you walked in there. Beautiful write of your safe place and thank you for sharing more.

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  20. Oh Sherry, this is just wonderful. What a beautiful and beautifully told story. I'm so glad that you found a kind, safe place after that long time in the desert. (hug)

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