WOW. It is hard for me to find where to begin when discussing Ubuntu when it comes to this woman. For only having been around for thirty years, she sure has worldly wisdom. She really knows others, pays attention to detail, and lets you know what she observes. She doesn’t miss any detail about a person, and I mean ANY.
This woman is definitely my sister of my soul. She is a person with whom I have been comfortable to share so much of myself, some of which I am surprised that I would be willing to share. She brings that out in people. If it is my burden, she tries to relieve it however she can. Ubuntu, your burden is mine, I am because you are.
Audrey loves so fully and compassionately. It doesn’t matter what I have said to her about myself, that may be less than admirable, or that may seem unlovable in my own eyes. She loves purely and fiercely, which is amazing considering what she has written about some of what she has gone through. Still, her love light shines through to beam onto whomever crosses her path.
Audrey is funny. She is so funny, so funny that I sit and laugh out loud at my desk sometimes! It looks a little odd, but I cannot help myself; she finds the funny bone in every one of us who read her stuff, and she tickles it every single time. She seems to have an unending supply of the funnies….. seriously!!!
Audrey is almost beyond description in my mind. She is a person that is closer to me than I think any person, besides my partner and my biological sister, has ever been to me in my life. She asks questions, she shows respect, she has a keen mind and catches on quickly to new tasks. She gives, gives, and gives, and asks so little, no wait, NOTHING, for herself……..
She has encouraged me to write, every day. I was struggling with it, with making the commitment and taking the time to do it, even though I love to write almost more than anything in the world. She suggested that I write, just a bit of something, every day, even if not blogging. I started carrying a notebook in my purse. It has dozens of ideas for blogs, and for thoughts, and for dreams and letters and goals and hopes.
I do write every day. I hardly ever miss anymore. And my passion for my writing has been rekindled in a way like never before.
Audrey has the most incredible smile!!! Some of her photos that she has posted; I just love what eminates from those smiles; caring, warmth, and compassion. She is a kindred spirit and she loves the world and those in it. She will fiercely defend those that try to hurt anyone that she loves, and she believes that no matter what your life circumstance, you deserve love, happiness, dreams, and freedom.
I love her so much. And, she is Ubuntu. She is because I am, I am because she is. We are because all of you are….. the connection never ending….