Yesterday new acquaintance remarked, “No, not bad at all. Sounds to me like you are returning to yourself, coming back to who you were as a young person before formalism and religious organization overwhelmed yet with the benefit of your lived experience in the intervening decades.”
For one, I’d like to be that kind of listener.
For two, he’s right.
For three, it was a wonder to hear a relative stranger reflect back to me exactly what my heart has been saying for the past year.