Someone you admire. John Donne wrote a poem containing the famous phrase, “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main” as one of his meditative writings back in the 19th century. Donne himself was no stranger to chronic illness and wrote most of his poetry, meditations, and prayers during a time when he had a fever (they think) he just couldn’t get over.
Today let’s draw inspiration from Donne’s famous quote and direct our attention to the many other ‘pieces’ of “land” that really ground us. People in our lives that we are connected to and rely upon to be whole. Who is someone you really admire? Think about that person a bit today and free write! Let your mind dictate directly to your typing fingers. Who is this person? How have they have inspired you and your activism? Take about 15-20 minutes just to let your thoughts pour onto the proverbial page (or blog draft) – then go back and see what you created. What qualities do you find in this person that you seek to replicate in yourself?
Who is this person you admire? How has your activism been influenced by this person?