My name is Sara McEvoy. I am a twenty-something-year-old wife, daughter, sister, writer, part-time clinician and good old-fashioned human. I love to drink, I love to read, I love to flirt with men, I love to save money, I love to workout, I love to walk my dog in the woods and I love to wear dresses.
What is the Exponent of Earth?
The Exponent of Earth is a phrase that I lifted from a poem by Emily Dickinson:
Love — is anterior to Life –
Posterior — to Death –
Initial of Creation, and
The Exponent of Earth –
I consider this poem an unembellished transcript of some of the deepest commentary on human life. It encapsulates, after all, in a handful of simple words, the reason I believe that I am here (that, and the glorious march of evolution). As cheesy as it sounds, love is what gives my life its meaning, if one were to define such a thing. This is not to say that I spend every waking moment sobbing with joy. Often–usually–I recognize and appreciate the love in my life more subtly, and this is okay. I am thankful for my awareness.
The Exponent of Earth is my mantra of love. We cannot dream, we cannot achieve, we cannot thrive, we cannot do much of anything without love. We can’t do much without quite a few other things, too, of course, but at the root of it all is love. A love of _____________________. I will spend my life filling in this blank, over and over again.
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