We take great care
after we misspeak
to clean up our image as soon as possible.
We are persona maintenance experts (at least in our own minds . . . we are the PR firm of me) . . . and it’s a full-time job . . .
. . . ask anyone in that line of effort and they’ll tell you themselves, without much asking, how exhausting it is.
Image management is a b____ . . . heck of a gig.
So, I don’t know . . .
For myself, when I misspeak (not if), I apologize. I acknowledge the full extent of my humanity in that moment as well as my sincere intention to continue learning along my way.
that has yet to diminish me . . . or . . .
the joy and wonder of what matters in my life, which is:
the love poured on me along my way
and the love I’ve tried to pour forward . . .