As I was moving, someone asked
“are you really gonna keep the whole ‘Janis Joplin wild’ thing?”
“Yeah, I think so. Why?”
“Well, don’t you think people may get the wrong impression about you?
That they’ll think you’re a little too….you know…..out there?”
Oh. I guess they may. I think I’m okay with that.”
I love that raw, uninhibited, unpretentious and unrelentingly honest
vulnerability that allows our beautifully flawed souls
to thoroughly live out loud and in color the art of our lives
….the laughing, crying, raging, loving, longing wildness
that is simply
I could play it safe…..stick to the sidewalk of careful image management.
But I’d rather throw off the covers,
fling open the latch,
swing wide the gates,
stretch out my wings
and release the river.
I’ve got this fantastic shepherd.
I’ll choose tagging alongside of Him
over barbed wire barricades
and rigorous regulation anyday.
“The place to which God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”