"I worked at the same cafe for 28 years, but it just went out of business, so I had to find new work. Before it was like I had a family. I saw the same people every day. But now I just have a job. One day you lose something, and you say: ‘Oh my God. I was happy. And I didn’t even know it.’"
Sometimes, for a little bit, I forget how selfish people are. And then I’m reminded and I feel alone.
This is a second version of the dance film I posted earlier. Very proud to be a part of it.
My little fort is so cozy and I love it. One of my roommates is like my witch mom. She’s a witch, but a good one. One of the witches you can trust and who has natural confidence and sensuality and you know she’ll take care of you.
You know what, this area I live in is not ideal. There are one million cooler places. But I have the beach and I’ve met some lifelong friends and have had the opportunity to love and be loved and so I don’t know why I even complain.
“Like it or not, we come to life in the middle of stories that are not ours. The way to knowledge, and self-knowledge, is through pilgrimage. We imitate our way to the truth, finding our lives — saving them — in the process. Then we pass it on.”
~Paul Elie (from The Life you Save Might Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage)
Mesmerized by this meditation on history and our place in it tonight.