longing to belong at The Hope Community Center, Apopka FL

“be longing / belonging”. We had the privilege to spend a week with the truly inspiring Hope Community Center in Apopka FL, and invite one hundred DACA dreamers and the local staff to join the Heart Community. To belong is one of the most basic and primal human desires. Being a part of something greater than ourselves, putting ourselves out there and letting others in, these are fundamental for meaningful existence. We long to belong. The blackbirds are intrinsically connected to the tangle, to their history, their origins, their traumas. And yet, this past does not need to be a chain. If we only so choose, we can use this as a source of power, fly higher and go further and use that thread. The same thing that seemingly holds us back, can grant us wings. 

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