Wednesday, March 24, 2021


"I celebrate myself. 
And what I assume you shall assume. 
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."
~ Walt Whitman ~

If we didn't know who we are,
Who would we be?
Take away our conditioning,
Our past,
The voices that have influenced and sometimes shaped us,
The hurts, the rewards,
The successes and failures,
Our friends-
What's left?
Is that all we are- a bundle of all that stuff?
Or is there something deeper, immutable, 
Something utterly unaffected one way or another
By the 
list above. 

What I've been through is something, but it's not everything.