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#Reverb10: Friendship

December 30, 2010

Dec. 16th Prompt: Friendship. How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst? via Martha Mihalick.

This year marks the first time I’ve knowingly been surrounded by so many head lenses. That is, friends who are super-logical. Who rely wholly on the facts. Who can do cost-benefit analyses in seconds.

I find that last bit oh so impressive. As an extreme heart lens, the idea of knowingly doing a cost-benefit analysis seems so foreign and difficult. Granted, I do the same sort of thing just on a much more instinctual level.

This year, I’ve leaned into the understanding that my gut is my compass. I’ve accepted that I experience certainty without facts. I’ve learned to trust and listen to my instincts.

And because of that shift –the permission to be my visceral self– I’ve found it easier to relate to those who are far more objective.

I have a few friends in Siem Reap who are head lenses. And, I’m intrigued by them. Straight-up wanna get inside their heads and understand just how they think. I’m impressed. Wow’ed.

2010 has been about embracing the common ground; bonding over similarities and allowing myself to be curious about the differences.


Reverb 10 is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next.

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