I know the answer to "Who has saved your life?" I know that I am saved. But this question is different-what is saving your life right now? What makes you want to go on? What is helping you to survive?
So for me, in this time of painful transition, in this time of weaving a new life in a new place in our old country...in this time of sacred painful grief as we left our sweet foster son behind in China while he waits for his new family...in this time of great change....the thing that is saving my life is beauty.
It's the beauty of living in this new place where the skies are blue and the view of Mt. Hood is stunning. If we are in the right place, we can see Mt. St. Helen's too...all flat from when it exploded many years ago. It's the beauty of driving up the coast and drinking in the beauty of wild ocean, green plants, fog and moss. It is deep beauty that brings up deep emotion and that is helping us to heal.