I am no longer tethered to the person I used to be. I am now free to have rope both on my body and in my hands, and when I feel it between my fingers, I feel the same spark of creative energy I felt when I was in school. Instead of making marks on paper, I make marks on skin, and the feedback I get is instant, a smile, a moan, a sigh as someone releases tension and thought and worry. Through rope, I have found a new way to love myself and a new way to express myself.
Photo by Desiderata.