by PEDRO SALINAS
I will carry my life high
I have been reflecting on what it means to "carry your life high".
When do I raise someone or something high?
raising a trophy or elevating a team member when there has been success
we carry our life high when we celebrate
raising someone up so they can climb a tree
or putting someone on our shoulders so they can see better
we carry our life high when we enable others
lifting my arms to peg out the washing
or lifting a pack above my head while fording a river
we carry our life high when we are good stewards
supporting others in a team building exercise
or crowd surfing in a mosh pit
we carry our life high when we trust and are trustworthy
highlighting a cause or an issue through protest
or petition or dedication to change
we carry our life high when we are selfless
when we raise a flag or a banner or an icon
we carry our life high when
we invite participation and engender a sense of belonging.
So how will I "carry my life high" today?
I will be a steward of my one and precious life.
I will celebrate the people and places around me.
I will trust others who enable me, and I will continue to enable and empower others.
I will try to live authentically.
So I created a doll to fly one for me.
Long arms. Long legs.
A kite made with a bamboo frame
and a wire to hold the bows.
The tail bows are