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car therapy

photo from flickr even though it was raining and the air was thick with summer i drove home with my windows down beach sand still on my toes the scenery racing by all under a fading pink sky listening to retro 80's music smelling the wet grassy fields feeling the rush of the wind on my face and feeling filled to the brim with life a smile at the corner of my mouth a tear of relief at the corner of my eye after a long and unsettled week i felt new and old at the same time right in the center of everything big and small

little earthquakes

i once read a quote that said how life's emotional ups and downs, though different in circumstance, are basically similar to everyone's human experience...the real difference is how each one of us moves through these challenges and triumphs. we all feel the wide range of emotional responses to what life might throw our way. it is how we react that makes us each different and defines the contours of our own lives. i am learning to detect these little earthquakes - the things that shake loose the small bits of joy or sometimes sorrow that i don't always notice right away. there are many. i want to be able to respond with thoughtfulness and grace, but i know as of late i have been more reactionary. i have been floating in the tide at the whim of it's ebb and flow, and not really working to paddle in a desired direction. and i do have desire...to move forward, to feel connected, to have meaning, to find as much happiness as possible. this leaves me wanting to feel rooted