'' serendipity & other run-ins "

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sometimes you discover yourself after a lifetime of searching.

sometimes you don't even have to actively be looking.

sometimes you realize you've been there right in front of yourself the entire time.

then everything slows and everything comes into perfect clarity.

the idea of home passes through your thoughts, and resides in the structure of your heart, nestled in-between the cell walls, plasma, and oxygen-rich ephemera.

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 and if i meet you just once in my life, just once, 
 i will make sure to be kind. and open. and willing to something unexpected. 
 adventuring? prolly. 
 sleuthing and mystery? i mean, why not? 
 a walk, a swim, a museum look-see, a meal, a film festival, an ice skate session, a bike ride to destinations unknown, cooking class, sweets-crawl, a short sprint through a meadow, climb a mountain, drive fast, spinning in place until falling down, laughing, holding hands, staring contest, naps in the park…so many options. 
 so many opportunities. 
 and the odds are we may never meet. but i hope we do, and i hope you’re ready for some weird conversation ending with hugs or browsing at a bookstore and everything in between and sideways. 
 it’s a strange place out there, and i think this year, it’ll draw you near. 
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and if i meet you just once in my life, just once,

i will make sure to be kind. and open. and willing to something unexpected.

adventuring? prolly.

sleuthing and mystery? i mean, why not?

a walk, a swim, a museum look-see, a meal, a film festival, an ice skate session, a bike ride to destinations unknown, cooking class, sweets-crawl, a short sprint through a meadow, climb a mountain, drive fast, spinning in place until falling down, laughing, holding hands, staring contest, naps in the park…so many options.

so many opportunities.

and the odds are we may never meet. but i hope we do, and i hope you’re ready for some weird conversation ending with hugs or browsing at a bookstore and everything in between and sideways.

it’s a strange place out there, and i think this year, it’ll draw you near.

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 the terrifying prospect of not having it all together as we near the end of this year, and how that’s fine. 
 at least have a sense of direction if burdened with no clear destination. at least have that. 
 alone together at all times. things may not feel like it now, but they’re looking up as much as you feel all is lost. 
 the belief that you are alone in all of these thoughts, experiences, and feelings. and how completely the opposite is true. 
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the terrifying prospect of not having it all together as we near the end of this year, and how that’s fine.

at least have a sense of direction if burdened with no clear destination. at least have that.

alone together at all times. things may not feel like it now, but they’re looking up as much as you feel all is lost.

the belief that you are alone in all of these thoughts, experiences, and feelings. and how completely the opposite is true.

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