Being Human is a #VOWsurprise…

…And sometimes it comes with packages: a housewarming gift shipped to a sister  moving in with her beloved and creative love notes mailed to a man whose love I have but whose like I don’t always deserve. A plush pig from my mom wearing a bandana with “AFGO” written across it–for those of you not familiar with Glennon Doyle Melton’s phrase from Love Warrior, it stands for “Another Fucking Growth Opportunity”–and a monstrous monitor gifted from one of my favorite people that completely changes my previously 11-inch-sized-screen-graphic-design life.

But more than the actual surprises, this week was about, again, how much being human is both a novelty and a choice.

I’ve been thinking a lot about marriage these days–with my brother’s impending nuptials and many Instagram friends announcing an engagement or a baby on the way. The more I think about it, the more marriage seems like an asinine concept…that I completely believe in.

Because it should be a choice. Not a natural inclination.

Because being animal is instinct and being human involves conscious decision.

And perhaps being a wild woman is the perfect union of both.

This week we WORSHIP
(and that is a concept that
will be a stretch for me these days).

Steph’s SURPRISE mantra: “Being human is a novelty not a mere repetition or extension of the past, an anticipation of things to come. Being human is a surprise, not a foregone conclusion. A person has a capacity to create events. Every person is a disclosure, an example of exclusiveness.” Abraham Joshua Heschel

Steph’s Song of the Week: Lights Down Low by MAX

& Don’t miss Lin’s post on #VOWsurprise (And my favorite post from her yet!).

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