And so it begins. My next step. My little dare to myself. My unfurling a petal in the quest to bloom. I read aloud to you. Today's selection is called "Do Not Be Afraid", apost I wrote on December 16th, 2007. I'm holding the camera, so the image bobbles as I breathe. One take, no fuss, no self judgments. Good enough. Upload it and post it. For those of you who do not know me, this is what I sound like.