My journey of generosity flowing from gratitude
began long before the words white privilege became popular.
My dislike of selfish enrichment and my struggle with moderate consumption
was not inspired or forced by populists wearing red barets.
My sacrificial habits and the joy of vulnerability
was born without a hashtag.
My commitment to grow in love
was not originally inspired by Mandela.
Yet, all these things come together,
in an unlikely, ironic fusion
where content and context
pulls and pushes forward, together.