Finding Kinship and Beauty in Unexpected Places

Courtesy of Sophia’s Children

Sophia's Children

Thai Rainforest. Photo by Michael Cory, CC via Wikimedia.

“She felt that somehow, wandering through uncharted territory, we might stumble upon something that will, in an instant, seem to represent who we are at the core. That was very much her philosophy of life—to not be limited by fear or narrow definitions, to not build walls around ourselves and to do our best to find kinship and beauty in unexpected places.”
~ Maya Soetoro-Ng, speaking of Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro

A few of us might be more likely than not to gain some equanimity, or at least resilience, when faced with the unknown, uncharted, and uncertain.

Instinctively, though, we might be more inclined to avoid uncharted territory, whether because sameness feels comforting, or we’re just flat-out fatigued by perpetual change and transformation.

The recognized, familiar terrain makes us feel more comfortable. Safe. At least for awhile, on the…

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