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Why Naked?

Why naked?
To me, naked feels like freedom.
A vulnerable, extra-aware freedom.
A cool breeze feels good
Physically and emotionally.
Inside myself I'm always a little anxious.
Worried about what might or might not happen.
What people might think.
How I might fail.
When I get naked,
I shake my fist in defiance at that anxiety.
When there's someone naked with me
I feel extra affirmation.
Naked is a little bit of nothing
That adjusts the meaning of, "significant"
And helps me shed my fears.
After that adjustment,
Shedding some clothing and shedding some shame,
I feel calm.
That's why naked.

6 August 2014

by Bill Cattey