What does Galship mean to you?
|kj, s-l, sb|
It means side-splitting laughter.
It means 'safe place'.
It means community.
I almost didn't get on the boat for the 2008 BE. I was so broken and hurt and empty from a public and isolating divorce. I had met only a few of the revgals in person and I just knew I wasn't good for anybody. I made myself go anyway.
Here's what I wrote after we returned from that trip:
I am in a much better place now professionally and personally. Galship is the support system that helped me kick off rock bottom and get here.
- If you are feeling lower and lower because you are seeing yourself from someone else's point of view, then by all means switch viewpoints!
- Just because you cannot actually see or touch people does not mean they aren't there, and that they don't care incredibly deeply for you. I was absolutely stunned by how many of the BE participants not only knew who I was and what I was going through but couldn't wait to see me to make sure I was ok. Wow.
- People who possess the spiritual gift of 'being there' and allow you to swing wildly off center (for me that's loud, constantly talking, and 'because I'm 12' jokes) so that you can return to a healthy center, truly encompass God's grace. (April 17, 2008)
Thank you revgalblogpals. Thank you.
Another quote from April 2008:
I think what we encountered was Sacred Space; a place to be where we needed to be with no judgment and plenty of mercy. Throw in the midnight buffet and I think I just described the banquet table in heaven.