Child-like Imagery

by | Jul 28, 2010 | 2 comments

What a beautiful image a relatively new friend who has been emailing me and checking on me constantly- to the point where she asked where the line was between supporting and stalking- ha- sent me this just now. I think it’s a great image.

The imagery that came to me about sharing your burden, being beside you, is like this:

If we were school age or something, we’d walk together. You’ll say, “This sucks.” And I’ll say, “Yeah.” and kick a rock on the road.

Or, the kids would be playing dodge ball in the school yard. You’d have a broken leg or something and I’d sit next to you to keep you company as we sit out the game.


July 28, 2010


  1. Cameron Dezen Hammon

    stunning, and so true. I too have wondered about stalking vs. supporting 🙂 Ha! Love these images. So beautiful. I strongly recommend "Mudhouse Sabbath" by Lauren Winner. She talks about the need for sitting shiva- as Christians- this is a tradition we should reclaim. As someone who was Jewish, sitting shiva is a powerful, redeeming process to honor, remember and celebrate a life, while being able to love and care for those grieving. You are gaining some real powerful insights that I know will comfort others. Keep going with your writing.

  2. Lisa Ra

    I also love these images! I am going to pick up this book as well. Keep writing, Julia.


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