Today would be my sister’s 12th anniversary. But she only cleared her 5th by 24 days. This feels real in some ways, and impossible in others.
I should be prepping to grade papers at 4am, and instead I’m watching TV (you know I don’t have cable at home, right? …This feels totally indulgent, but also reminds me that I don’t really need/want TV in my life regularly).
I could have ordered room service, gone to dinner with workshop counterparts, or eaten the Trader Joe’s chocolate bar for dinner, but instead I navigated myself through the rain in the dark to Whole Foods. Worth it, for sure. I’m still so humbled by driving by the Washington Monument.
I did learn a lot today, participated in a group meditation with 270 people involving yelling and dancing, connected with my 11 small group partners in an indescribable way, and had a great revelation that led me straight to the clarity I’ve been asking for. I’ll tell you what it is later. I hope your day was at least as good as mine, and that would be hard to do!