Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. 

One among many.

February 22, 2019

 

Looking back, maybe our lives seem like a straight trajectory, but as we all too well know, that's almost never the case in day-to-day living. Each choice we make radiates away from us an endless, infinite variety of smaller choices--rhizomes of possibility, if you'll allow me a gardening metaphor in spite of the snow. 

 

Straight lines make me nervous--they're too much like one-way streets that, once started down, there's no easy way to turn back. No short way, anyway. Instead, I like to think of our trajectory as a circle with countless criss-crossing and looping paths connecting one edge to another.

 

In a circle, we can never get lost. All we need to do is choose another path that will, eventually, inevitably lead us back to the source. 

 

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