AN EXPRESSIVE ACT
"An expressive act is one that I take
not to achieve a goal outside myself
but to express a conviction, a leading,
a truth that is within me.
An expressive act is one taken
because if I did not take it I would be
denying my own insight, nature, gift.
By taking an expressive act,
an act not obsessed with outcomes,
I come closer to making the contribution
that is mine to make in the scheme of things”
– Parker Palmer in The Active Life