Sis told me to write more. So on the eve of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa, some ramblings:
I’ve read the advice for living a full life – to travel, to try new and dangerous things, to push beyond your own comfort zone.
And I’ve followed that advice, but never heard them speaking to my soul.
Instead I find myself wanting to contract my life to enjoy the simple pleasures within my immediate reach.
With those I love, to hold them, speak deeply, love and laugh, and waste no time in frustration.
If the rest of my days were spent in such rewarding simplicity, I’d be drunkenly rich and want nothing further from life.