George Bernard Shaw said: Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.
This is exciting at first, and then it is disturbing. Daunting.
I am filled with ideas, fear, energy, joy, desire, sadness. Do I add a cup of sugar and an egg, then bake for 45 minutes?
But, I don’t have a working oven right now.
Maybe it’s better to start from scratch. Curl back into a ball, then stretch limbs, open eyes and mind to the textures and colors and sounds and smells that present: the buzz of flourescent light bulbs; the scent of night-blooming jessamine through the window; a feathery-soft cashmere sweater in light green.
Or, get out my machete and cut my own path through the forest.