I gather because... it's a way to see and be seen, love and be loved. it is how I often practice letting others in. it allows me to be met right where I am, in any given moment. it helps me embrace all the imperfections. it reminds me of exactly who I am. it connects me to others in unexpected ways. it reminds me to lean into trust, and let go of expectation. it creates space for magic to happen. it makes space for what's both messy and beautiful. it allows me to share joy. it invites all sorts of possibility. it is medicine to the heart and soul.