May it be

May it be the best and last semester (*and season spent in Chapel Hill)!

This morning, during coffee in bed with Rachel, I felt comforted and supported by the life I have lived here these past (*almost) four years. I’ve moved into a new place, I have paired down my life to the essentials, and I feel a new wave of energy.

I am ready to put in to practice being fully present. I am also ready to gone and away from here, but for now, I want to enjoy this. And all its simplicity.

“Limitation is the condition of our lives. What matters — what allows us to reach beyond ourselves, as we are, and push at the boundaries of our ability — is that we continue. But then everything depends on how we practice, what we practice.” – Glenn Kurtz

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On feeling everything

I’m fairly certain I mean it when I say that I would rather feel everything than nothing at all. Even though feeling everything, the full magnitude and strength of every event and scenario, is incredibly scary and tough sometimes.

These days I’m learning how to reevaluate what matters and what holds meaning. I’m also learning a lot about uncertainty and the unknown.

“The unknown carries with it a mirror of all our deepest, most inexpressible wishes. The unknown is the fatal proposition that a face seen across the room will always hold out to the known.” – Alain de Botton, On Love.

Landscape

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Bring on a new, fierce landscape!

I’m off to NYC for the weekend and look forward to a chance to explore. Although the trip is short this time around, any weekend spent traveling is a good weekend.

Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it, but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. -C. A. L.

My camera, my jacket, and my journals are packed and I’m excited to see and experience NY all over again (*It has been a good while now since I’ve been back!).

Hope you have a happy weekend!

***Photo: A snowy landscape in West Virginia