We are from the same place, but we’re both gone from there now. The place defined by it’s proximity to better places, a nameless suburb shoved between the wealthy ones on the lake and the skyline that gives it value.
Somehow in the proliferation and spread of yoga studios, yoga has become watered down, simplified, and in many cases whitewashed.
Is his name something like Brad? Or Brock? Is he, like, the third Brad or Brock in his family?
Although the particulars of the moment were anything but cinematic, “The Adventure” played in my head for good reason. He opened up a whole universe to me that night: a boundless unknown I’d never understood I could explore.
Why spend your hard earned money on a gift when you can make dad laugh instead?
A one-sided love is a storm that will only end in loss and broken parts.
So, please. For your own sake, don’t be naive. Don’t play along. Don’t respond and don’t dream of him anymore. He isn’t worth your time.
We will talk about our feelings, Tweet our hearts out, and share stuff. But in real life, we’re all cowards, unafraid to take a stand on what we believe in.
“This is the dirty secret that gun owners know. We know that non-gun owners don’t understand guns. We know that you don’t know how to deter these shootings.”
Travel with your friends and drink good wine and laugh until your sides hurt. But also travel to explore and learn and understand life with a new perspective. Travel to meet locals and share in their joys and heart aches. Be uncomfortable and lonely. Because in the midst of the fear and unease, you will discover something far more beautiful than any picture on Instagram.