to prefer now over the future

‘Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh

There’s no time like now for me to do anything but rush toward the future. Ever . . . → Read More: to prefer now over the future

the time here is like the time there

It would take more than two months of being dislocated to make me feel like I’m in a different time or place. Everything keeps on turning whether you’re there to see it or not. My family’s gotten bigger and older. My grandmother turned 90 and if I wasn’t there to help her celebrate . . . → Read More: the time here is like the time there

mirrored different

There’s something that sets this place apart from my first home that I take comfort in. It’s why I call it my second home, even though there are so many things about being here that keep me from ever wanting to live here. Home isn’t about where you eventually want to live though. Not . . . → Read More: mirrored different

looking to speed time up

All I wanted in the weeks leading up to departure for my current trip was for time to slow down. Plans and events kept popping up by day’s end and I was quickly running out of days. The entire month of May feels like a distant blur for me right now. When I try . . . → Read More: looking to speed time up

the cleanup afterwards

{image credit Abby Powell}


To friends and followers that I may or may not have left hanging: hello!

Sorry for the disappearance. I took on a whale of a year and am presently still hungry for more. I have changes in the woodworks for this space that I hope you’ll . . . → Read More: the cleanup afterwards


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