The story behind tattoo #5 of 7…in response to those who’ve asked…
“At the exact Real, myself real/true, I am a smiling being.” – Maxine Hong Kingston
Many years ago I was writing my MA thesis and contemplating the divinity of language. As I wrote, taught, and studied poetry, it occurred to me that it all is, we all are made of words/language. 📝 In that, the 3-line smile represents the poetry of human life (body, soul, spirit) made in the image of the One Good God whose smile is eternal.
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