When you start to crack open, don't waste a moment gathering your old self up into something like you knew before. Let your new self splash like sunlight into every dark place & laugh & cry & make sounds you never made & thank all that is holy for the gift, because now you have no choice but to let all your love spill out into the world.
Once, there was a girl who wanted to change the world & at first, she thought it'd be easy, because if everyone could see how beautiful it'd be, it'd take about a minute, but all the people she talked to were too busy to stop & listen. So, she went off & did beautiful things all on her own & pretty soon people were stopping & asking if they could come along & do that, too & that's how she figured out how worlds change.
I know a mermaid who lives in a white house far from the sea & I watch her sometimes when she is distracted by the wind, or the sound of rain & I see her eyes glisten as she feels the pull of wild things that live in us all & I wish in that moment we could all feel how much love there is in a mermaid's heart because I think we'd sink to our knees & thank all that is holy for her beloved world
We sat at the edge of the world & you asked me to tell you why & though a thousand things came to mind, underneath them all was a quiet voice saying, Because you remind me of everything there is in this world to love.