When you grow up poor, memories of food taste especially good. These memories hold for me the origins of
who I am, and the many valuable life lessons that unfold in deeper meaning over time.
These memories are even more poignant when I realize that they can ignite the soul of a failing mind.
These are the memories that I want to preserve to remind myself when I can no longer remember.
As a toddler, I was left alone during my afternoon naps. Usually I slept long enough for mom to
finish her errands ...
I was dropped off at the threshold of my biological father's home to ask for milk money,
aka child support ...
Life got better as I started kindergarten.
I would carry my own lunch box, and be shuttled back and forth between school and home ...
I have savory memories of slathering translucent jelly on lightly toasted bread, with miniature orange rind oozing out with each bite ...
Taiwan in the 70's flourished with streetside vendors of clothes, shoes, hats, glasses, plastic housewares, toys, anything light-weight that ...
On the island of Formosa, now known as Taiwan, the mélange of Chinese and Japanese cultures came together ...
I get lost in life's moments ...
overwhelmed when I can't locate my significance, and underwhelmed when living feels mundane.
It turns out ... it's about taking one moment at a time,
one breath in and one breath out.
Living is breathing.
I wonder often ... about mutuality in relationships. How do we offer ourselves to others without expecting the same? How do we accept what others give us and not ask for more? How do we receive in
full faith that what is available to us is
the best for all considered?
#MeThree is an invitation to examine the “me” relative to “us and them”. Cultivating and sustaining the person-to-person connection is absolutely necessary for working with others, yet this awareness is not always present.
What does our relational work ask of us?
The publisher of this website intends for the words and imagery to convey mutual love and respect on a person to person level. A sincere apology is extended here for any perception or experience to the contrary.
Grateful for your readership.