Get Lost So You Can Be Found

I believe that true identity is found…in creative activity springing from within. It is found, paradoxically, when one loses oneself. 

~~ anne morrow lindbergh

When I immerse myself in words, there are times I feel as if I am drowning. As I put pen to the page, the flood gates are opened. All the thoughts I’ve kept inside all day so I can wear the face and walk the walk my roles in the civilized world dictate  wash over me. 

But when I am alone in my quiet place and allow myself to float downstream on the waves of recollection of events, I feel the swell of the waves of emotion. At times it’s overwhelming…but it is always a thrill. 

My words become a surfboard. Sometimes I keep my balance and ride the waves. Sometimes I wipe out. Sometimes I dig the wipeout more than riding in the barrel. It makes me feel alive. It makes me feel closer to me. It makes me better equiped to deal with real life’s dry land. 

Find your creative outlet. Build your surfboard. Get lost in the tidal wave so you can find yourself.


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