My Four Graces
Thomas Merton Brightman
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What does one do?
Who does one become?
How does one find their way?
When does one integrate the fragments?
In a life such as mine...
Residence in DC and thirteen states
Sixty-eight shelters being called home
Inhabitant of thirty-six villages and cities
Four high schools, four states, four years
Attendance at three colleges in three states
Ten months touring the thirty largest US cities
Growing from four marriages, three divorces
A decade of personal growth immersions
Twelve years in Twelve Step Programs
Nine focused occupational pursuits
Eventual mystical meanderings
One arrives, survives, strives and thrives
Eventually coming to serve
Individuals as mentor
Organizations as transformer
Self as unitive explorer
Arriving. Surviving. Striving. Thriving.