May 16, 2017

Back on open ground

With the perfect song comes 
                     an early morning ferry,
                                       a race,
                     hikes to find eagles, 
                     the bluest of blue skies,
                     evenings of art, 
                     that Boston buzz,
                     the seventh inning stretch, 
                     the expo,
                     the pep talks,
                     the nerves,
                     the love,
                                       the race,
                     old teammates,
                     a celebration,
                     coast to coast,
                     mile after mile,
                     random portraits,
                     that California buzz,
                     more baseball by the sea,
                     graffiti + bread pudding at Tartine,
                     another race,
                                        a grateful heart for pacers, 
                                        and surprise visitors,
                                        and sunny afternoon pizza.
With the perfect song comes rumination. 
With the perfect song comes all of this.

March 11, 2017

All that we are is story.

“All that we are is story. From the moment we are born to the time we continue on our spirit journey, we are involved in the creation of the story of our time here. It is what we arrive with. It is all we leave behind. We are not the things we accumulate. We are not the things we deem important. We are story. All of us. What comes to matter then is the creation of the best possible story we can while we’re here; you, me, us, together. When we can do that and we take the time to share those stories with each other, we get bigger inside, we see each other, we recognize our kinship – we change the world, one story at a time.”
–Richard Wagamese (1955 - March 11, 2017)