Carol over at Radiating Blossom – Flowers and Words inspired today’s post with We are all longing. The quote she shared (below) made me realize how cancer led me to find nd and make communities that give me strength and find and create places where I come home just as I am. I think of my family, my girlfriends, my survivor yoga group…I sit in gratitude that I have felt like I’ve come home so many times. That I have a circles that heal, where I am free.
“We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.” ~ Starhawk