You and I
We meet as strangers,
each carrying a mystery within us.
I cannot say who you are
I may never know you completely
But I trust that you are a person in your own right
possessed of beauty and value
that are the Earth’s richest treasures.
So I make this promise to you:
I will impose no identities on you,
but will invite you to become yourself
without shame or fear.
I will hold open a space for you in the world
and allow your right to fill it
with an authentic vocation and purpose.
For as long as your search takes,
you have my loyalty.
- A Vow by Theodore Roszak