Lisa

November 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Tonight’s HerStory is brief, direct, and packaged in a body not quite five feet tall but brimming with creative energy, unique personality, and dark eyed scrutiny.

Meet Lisa.

Seeing Lisa is akin to seeing dynamite in a pixie package. Her snapping dark eyes, swift response, and uninhibited laughter are far larger than her dancing footprint. You can feel her thinking and wanting and questioning as she moves ahead to the next task, the next detail, the continuing day to day.

I asked her these questions several weeks ago during a stop at Peter’s. She was both hesitant and willing, and I’m thankful for her frank answers and her journeying heart.

The first question (What beauty do you see in your life?) was answered with, “Freedom and opportunities…if we’re open. That. That is so beautiful.” I did not expect that answer, and received it to myself as beauty.    

The next question (How do {you think!} others see you?) was answered laughingly, then pausing, than fumbling. “I don’t know…. I’m just…I’m just sort of there…." I’m certain that her answer would be shared with countless women of Town. The what and why and purpose. Many of us feel that we’re just…sort of there.

The third question (What is your role within your story?) was answered simply and without elaboration. “I’m the turtle in the race.” Hm...!

Finally, the last question (What is your byline? {If someone picked up the Book of You, what would the catch phrase, the logline, be?}) was answered unexpectedly as, “This sounds really weird but it would be, ‘Lisa, A faithful tree.”
I am not in Lisa’s story. I am unsure of all the beauty and intricacies within her pages, but I loved her response.

Tonight, as you work and serve and struggle and savour, consider your story. Ask the questions. Get to know your own pages. 


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