|Posted on March 12, 2020 at 9:30 AM|
Poetry open mics in my art studio have been in full swing for two months now. The biggest impact has been the human connections we've made in person. Each week strangers walk through the door with their poetry and an uncertainty of whether they will share it. Each night, after they share, we feel a special bond and connect in a way that makes us feel like family, instantly.
The value of these times spent in each other's company has already surpased my expectations of what I thought the events were for. I thought we would read poems and go our seperate ways. I thought people would breeze in and out like the wind. I thought it would be a mild form of entertainment for me. I had no idea!!
In two short months my whole world is different. My circle is different. My heart is being nourished. My mind expanded. My vocabulary enlarged. My arms stretch longer. I am blessed.