There is a room at Oxford University where all the words that aren’t in the dictionary are kept — words that we don’t know the meaning, we don’t understand, we can’t define. And yet, we keep them. We keep them safe in this room. Beautiful. I think I did that. Maybe we all do. I hope we all do. There is so much about ourselves, our world, that we have yet to define. For so many years I did not know the meaning of love. Of trust. But I kept the words safe, in the smallest room of my heart. I didn’t throw them away. And I lived. I listened. I kept the words safe, and the door open, and I learned. I watched. I grew. And then I understood what they meant. Beautiful. Maybe we have to do this with all the words we don’t understand. Keep them safe, present, never throwing them away. And someday, maybe we will all understand words like love, and trust, and forgiveness... acceptance, equality, freedom, joy, and hope. Perhaps understanding the word understanding itself. Beautiful.
Beautiful 4.25” x 5.5” greeting card, accompanied with a kraft envelope. All of Jodi’s cards are blank inside.