" when you know you are in it: a dream "

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i went to scotland with my mom and we were traveling to inverness. i stopped off at the visitor center, and everyone was doing a production of an old traditional ceremony.

somehow through some timing mishap, i entered the staging area at a weird time and was crowned the king of scotland.

then during the procession, I could see the wires and lights, and I knew it was a production, but everyone was being so nice, I didn't say anything.

a little boy hid in the front of my hoodie and we watched the log games. he told me about what was happening.

lots of kilted men filled in and had these long cabers with beer an whiskey, tossed them head over tails and then drank from them. it was physical.

the little boy slipped out and was in the bathroom. when I knocked and asked if he was okay, he said yeah, but that I had a challenge coming up.

all the villagers gathered and threw a long caber into the waters of the cold ocean, and then told me i’d have to surf a wave 50-60ft. high if i was to remain king. the wave looked peet brown an ominous.

as i entered the water, the waves took me high and away and i thought I was going to drown clutching to this caber. a woman in a slip appeared between the waves and grabbed onto my floating body. she steered me back to shore and then swam away.

back on land, everyone was waiting in the hall of the visitor center and dressed in casual clothing. when i entered, my friend becca was dancing with the boy and smiling.

she turned to see me and was very surprised, exclaiming "what are you doing here? this is so crazy!" i agreed. her and my mom sat down, and i gave a speech thanking the people for letting me be their king, even if it was for part of the day.

everyone laughed and we all went outside. i took a polaroid, and people congratulated me. I was going to miss them.

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 making a soup from scratch is more than setting time aside. it’s an act of love, care, a tribute to warmth, health, vitality, and comfort. 
 a good soup can bring you closer to your Self and others. it can sustain you, create a simple moment of bliss, amidst a relentless winter. 
 good friends that are more family than stranger always will provide you with numerous opportunities to actively participate in such moments, and if you find yourself proposed as a fellow cohort in such a one, i highly recommend making the time. 
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making a soup from scratch is more than setting time aside. it’s an act of love, care, a tribute to warmth, health, vitality, and comfort.

a good soup can bring you closer to your Self and others. it can sustain you, create a simple moment of bliss, amidst a relentless winter.

good friends that are more family than stranger always will provide you with numerous opportunities to actively participate in such moments, and if you find yourself proposed as a fellow cohort in such a one, i highly recommend making the time.

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 there’s nothing like great friends having a prepared feast when your mom’s in town. 
 it was such a crazy weekend train day, alongside the foggy steady rainy wetness, alongside the heavy scores from the filmbiz recycling wareheez. and alongside making sure your mom is having fun. 
 big ups to my peeps and yay for rad aprons, cheese platters, an assortment of delectable hotness, and a sampling of varied japanese sake. 
 it was most definitely a beautiful end to a full up day of here-to-there-and-backs. 
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there’s nothing like great friends having a prepared feast when your mom’s in town.

it was such a crazy weekend train day, alongside the foggy steady rainy wetness, alongside the heavy scores from the filmbiz recycling wareheez. and alongside making sure your mom is having fun.

big ups to my peeps and yay for rad aprons, cheese platters, an assortment of delectable hotness, and a sampling of varied japanese sake.

it was most definitely a beautiful end to a full up day of here-to-there-and-backs.

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 returning back to the apartment after a weekend away. 
 in your absence, the world grew colder and began to snow. the streets wept, the sound of laughter left the city, and all around was swirling hollow winds through the empty blocks. 
 now, waiting for the tea kettle to whistle, i can see why we always work so well together, and why tomorrow is arriving much too soon for my taste. 
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returning back to the apartment after a weekend away.

in your absence, the world grew colder and began to snow. the streets wept, the sound of laughter left the city, and all around was swirling hollow winds through the empty blocks.

now, waiting for the tea kettle to whistle, i can see why we always work so well together, and why tomorrow is arriving much too soon for my taste.

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 everything has such a veneer of simplicity sometimes. 
 you don’t need to rehash, deconstruct, look deeper. there is nothing deeper. and it’s all there, presented as honest and as raw as truth itself. 
 nothing could be easier. in all things, trust your heart. 
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everything has such a veneer of simplicity sometimes.

you don’t need to rehash, deconstruct, look deeper. there is nothing deeper. and it’s all there, presented as honest and as raw as truth itself.

nothing could be easier. in all things, trust your heart.

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 the city is cooling, and what a delightful respite from the encroaching icy gale of winter’s breath, than to take refuge at a friend’s place. 
 homemade malay curried soups with noodles, young bamboo shoots, and tofu. supper-club loveliness followed by engaging conversations about everything, and a smattering of sweet delectables. 
 invite all good things into your heart, give it all back tenfold, and expect nothing while receiving everything. 
 count your blessings, and make something amazing for someone else every day. 
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—-

the city is cooling, and what a delightful respite from the encroaching icy gale of winter’s breath, than to take refuge at a friend’s place.

homemade malay curried soups with noodles, young bamboo shoots, and tofu. supper-club loveliness followed by engaging conversations about everything, and a smattering of sweet delectables.

invite all good things into your heart, give it all back tenfold, and expect nothing while receiving everything.

count your blessings, and make something amazing for someone else every day.

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