i. go back to the places where you felt safe. examine your feelings, do you still feel safe on your own? become self reliant.
ii. go grocery shopping. select your memories like frozen peas and wonder bread. most you won’t like to remember, some you will be grateful for.
iii. invent new emotions for yourself, like how a tree feels when the wind blows through it. you are an open window.
iv. find words to describe yourself in ways they never would. observe how your eyelashes make tender shadows on your cheek, how the soft fabric of your favorite teeshirt touches your skin. it is enough.
v. fall in love with everything else. become addicted to morning sunlight and the weeds on your lawn. the moths hovering around your porch light are meant to be there. invite them in.