Becoming Human

“To love someone is to show to them their beauty, their worth and their importance.” - Jean Vanier

Becoming Human is a poem that was written as a personal challenge to myself. I found myself falling into a rhythm of viewing the people I would meet on a daily basis as a means to an end rather then a beauty in and of themselves. Shop keepers became transactions, strangers in the streets became shadows and I became increasingly disconnected from the wonder passing me by each day. I wrote it as a call to myself to stay present, intentional and aware of the beautiful, broken ruins I have the honour of being connected with simply through the essence of being human.