"Thank you for seeing the light in me."
As these words came from Tamika's mouth
my anxious mind zoomed in on
They released the worry, fears, and concerns that distract.
I was present to her warm smile and relaxed brows.
My heart filled with gratitude for our
We'd only seen each other a handful of times
over many years. In each encounter,
I've always left feeling jubilant, giddy, with a sense of being
deeply seen, known, heard, and loved for
who I am
what I do.
I've tried to make my work support who I am.
So many parts of the job distract me from my truest purpose.
I get consumed by the "efficacy" metrics,
the numbers, traffic, sales conversions.
It is all of these that tend to keep me from being me,
a connector of dots of light.
I see light.
I see light in people
and in creatures.
When all the light escapes me
and I no longer occupy
what I want to be remembered for is
the light I saw in you.
I see your light.
My heart smiles with yours.
Nothing else I've done here
matters any more than that.