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Why Rowan (aka rowan79) Rocks

In response to this meme:


Oh rowan79... you rock so many ways, how can I keep this bearable? Background for people who don't know us -- rowan79 and I became friends shortly after I moved to Bloomington. She was finishing up her Bachelor's degree in college, we ended up starting a coven together with MarshAster and we've been fast friends pretty much since we met.

I love you because you're just so cute and cuddly! Ha! NOT. I mean, rowan79 is fun to cuddle with, but I happen to know she hates being considered cutesie.

I think that sometimes what people mistake for "cute" is rowan79's willingness to be absolutely silly, a trait I love. You haven't lived until you've seen rowan79's interpretive dance of 9/11 or heard her rendition of "I Did It All for the Cookie," or, um, witnessed her performance in witchcamp talent shows. I love that she is absolutely fearless when it comes to coaxing someone to laugh -- it's more of a gift than she realizes. It puts people at ease and makes her much more accessible.

What people don't always see, I think, is that this "gracing" hides a deep insight into the inner workings of most people rowan79meets. Behind the smile, her mind is working, and don't think she doesn't see you, and see you well. I always love having the chance to check in with rowan79 on my own insights about things -- I know she will be honest and help me get to the heart of whatever it is I need to see.

rowan79, I particularly am honored by the way you reach out to me, constantly. I appreciate that you share your process so openly and that sometimes you ask for my opinion. I try not to offer it unless it's asked for, and I know you see this, which makes it even more meaningful when you ask.

rowan79 is a great listener herself -- a healer at heart. When I first met her, she was going to school to be a psychologist, but she decided that wasn't the right path. In a few years' time, her heart led her to massage therapy, where she could do her healing in a more hands-on way. When she touches me, I feel the love pouring from her heart. The first time I experienced this was at the Grove, when we were listening to something that was hard to hear. I can't even remember exactly what it was, but I remember that she sensed I was upset and reached over and held my hand. She held it when Jasmine died too -- I appreciate that Leo-Lion paw, rowan79.

If I could wish something for rowan79, it would be that she see herself the way others see her -- and realize that she is enough. She is more than enough.

rowan79, you rock -- and everyone who knows you, knows it, whether they say so or not!

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