(Part 2 of ‘room to grow’)

If, indeed, I “pulled it off” —

And I’m not convinced I did — but if I did — in any way — as the comment implied —

What I did — was tear off a layer on a very complicated topic I am way better at being clever about — than doing.

So far this “practice stage” has held up pretty well under the weight of my musings. 

And thanks to those who have come along for the ride — on their own or by my dragging — I continue to learn and grow by addressing myself and sharing it through this forum.

Because a writer without readers is —

Well — like losing “The Contest” —

You know — doing the best thing you can imagine doing with someone else — alone. 

Sure, sometimes the elastic snaps you in the gut and other times it leaves you hanging —

But when two people are sharing a waistband — well —

A comfort-fit is bound to be tricky.

And that’s all I’ve got to say about it —

For now.

Author: Julie Ann Stevens

My art flows from the patterns & paths of my lived experience which ⏤ like yours ⏤ are at once deeply personal and entirely universal.

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