Lovely idea Sean Howard .
Wild Flower

I was so focused on wanting to ‘grow a readership’ I guess partially based upon all the hype surrounding social media, and branding, and partially coming here to Medium feeling a certain sense of competition I guess, for likes, or let’s get real, just plain attention, that I think I am definitely guilty of forgetting about a sense of community and creating safe spaces to share things that might border that line between private and public, self-reflection and self-expression, in which one might not want the whole world as audience. Reading your work has been a healthy reminder; it is brave, self-revelatory but also exposes vulnerability which gives it a paradoxical quality which is fascinating. Thank you for sharing it.

You’ve inspired me to get back to that place but I don’t think I’m there yet. But I’ll keep working on it.