There are hidden ideas within “journey.” Where does this metaphor serve us, and where does it break down?
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💕 Beautifully composed.
I am reminded of an obituary I read. A young woman died after "a journey with cancer". Most often we read something like "a battle with cancer", so the wording was quite surprising to me. I later realized she was the daughter of someone I had worked with for many years and that she was quite religious. Your essay made me think about "destination" - was it a journey because it led her to (her belief in) heaven? It is an interesting idea.
And you are exploring so well.
As always your writing sends me in 10,000 unexpected directions ... on a journey ... or perhaps a swivel, a turnaround, new perspectives. What is the difference between a pilgrimage and a journey? A labyrinth and a journey? A dance d add be a journey? So much to think about
"Are there other ways to acknowledge you really want something and set out to align your actions with your desire?" WHAT A QUESTION. Thank you for this gem ✨
You are a truly gifted writer! So glad I found your Substack! I am, without a doubt, older than you and I can tell you something that helped me tremendously, was a game changer, was reframing the ways I view, manage, and process the concepts of failure and struggle. As a Buddhist I’m sure you know all too well how these two concepts impact our emotional well-being. Cheers to you and I’m looking forward to hearing all your older essays and to updates about your baby experience and musings on trans life and life in general.