permit yourself to flow and overflow.
she was fascinated with
were things of beauty, … beauty & spells.
when you’re a kid, you color with reckless abandon.
// you color outside the lines.
// you color however you feel.
green oceans —
it’s all good.
as you get older, though, everyone tells you to stay inside the lines,
to color everything just like you see it.
you end up painting by numbers¹²³ —
whether you actually paint — or — whether you write — or — sing — or —
dance — or — act — or — direct.
// i think you should create what you feel //
// create outside the lines //
i want to watch green oceans and red bears.
i’d love to listen to purple trees.
and i long to read blue elephants.
// people are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.
when i look at a sunset,
i don’t find myself saying,
“soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.”
i don’t try to control a sunset.
// i watch with awe as it unfolds.
× carl r. rogers ×
on becoming a person: a therapist’s view of psychotherapy