I don't need to see "into" my soul. I AM my soul, supported by a frame, called the human body. If I look intently & with purpose, at my refection in a mirror, I can see my entire being, for all the years I have spent on this earth. I see a much-loved baby girl with fine curly golden locks in ribbons, whose world was perfect because of parents who protected and guided me........a curious and adventure-loving Tom-boy, who learned to love people and animals and nature.......an energetic, bold and "typical" teen, who balanced between Angel & Devil, and thirsted to know as much as could be learned.....a young, strong and independent woman, with virtue and vice, falling madly in love and becoming a mother. I see all of the mistakes I made, the lessons learned and the growth that came from it all. I can still feel every hurt,every heartbreak, although healed.
What I see, as the woman I am today, is all of these pieces that fell into place, to create this mature, wise, and mellowed female.....grateful for having had the life I lived, precisely as it played out, as it was meant to be......Who I am meant to be.
I would trade nothing.....change nothing, nor do I wish to have anything I do not already possess. All of my valuables are in my heart and a part of my spirit.....I can see them and hear them...touch them and love them. For all the beauty, the ugliness and in between......I am grateful to have been loved, to continue learning and what I see in the mirror is someone who lives each day, with purpose.