For renidemus is, first and foremost, an invitation. An invitation to sit down with me, to read what I can offer you, and to offer your thoughts in return.
Let us smile together, let’s laugh at the fun and joy that there is to see in life. They say that joy doubles when shared. Let us let it abound.
renidemus is an identity I took on only slowly, almost incidentally. All I wanted was an email address with no numers in it. But as I explained what it meant, again and again, it took on new meaning for me. It is, in many ways, who I always have been: let us sparkle. let us reflect and shine back. let us beam with joy.
It is most certainly us, and not I.
I could have used renideo; it is pleasant sometimes to smile or laugh on your own. But rarely do one’s sides begin to ache from laughter when one is alone. Just ask my husband or my siblings–when we are together, the joy is more than doubled. It becomes whatever-it-is-times-five.
How our sides do ache when we laugh together.
And it is more than just laughing or smiling side by side. It is shining back, shining at one another.
I can’t do this without you.
So, come: renidemus.