When I lived in the Bay I would go for a walk around the neighborhood every night. It would always be right after the end of the day as people were coming back from work, pulling into their driveways, someone inside with the light on was always waiting for them and most of the time, children ran outside to greet whoever was stepping out of the car. For years I took these walks around all the different neighborhoods I lived in and every day I felt puzzled by this simple but powerful thing—a home with people in it.
Your writing is always so thought provoking. I’ll share a few of mine….
The Vox article on time was my introduction to your writing. It is just as powerful now as when it was first published.
Traveling through Poland and seeing children, wrapped in their blue and yellow flags, asking for donations reminds me that the most of the disruptions in my life have been relatively trivial. Traveling seems to spur us to want more, and to be grateful for what we have.
Interesting that you included the Leonard Cohen quote since you have recently traveled through the Southern Ocean during in gale. Hoping you share more of that experience.