Quote and a Question: Holding Still
This week, I’m sharing a window into my world of reading, which is my place of joy and also refuge. Time and time again, words, phrases, and books have delighted me, saved me. Anything I’ve ever created or written has and always will be the collection and connection of ideas that came before my own. When I read, I discover understanding, but always more questions. Reading is a direct channel to my sense of curiosity and creativity, and at times, a place where I have felt more seen and known than anywhere else.
And so, this week, from Susan M. Johnson’s Attachment Theory in Practice:
“I have to write. I write to try to tie down the chaos of life’s moving kaleidoscope and to hold it still for a moment. I write notes while I am working in therapy. I write when I am unclear as to how to make sense of an experience or when I find something particularly significant or beautiful. I have to write about what my clients teach me in my sessions- and they always teach me something. Amazingly, I find that every session and every written reflection is still an adventure, a chance to clamber into this territory called being human. What will I find there? Always something I do not yet really understand.”
What’s your way of holding it all still for a moment?