" here, there, everywhere "

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they'll tell you it's about the destination. but then what about the planning, the tickets, the camaraderie, the language lessons, the ho(s)tels, the photo equipment, the swimwear, the burner phones, the notepaper and writing instruments, the sunglasses, the one set of "dress" clothing for the just in case, the snacks, the candies, the sunscreen, soap, toiletries, the sense of adventure, the troubleshooting, the anticipation of rail travel, the sightseeing, the alleyways, the waterways, the quiet calm spaces, the cities bustling at night, the people, the faces, the midnight reverie?

it's not solely in the destination; it's the life lived in the in between where the gold is sewn.

tonight's homework:

make some plans for exploration/adventure.

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" break in the clouds "

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short visits from old friends, the ones which also helped to define you.

it's important to take note of those handful of other human beings who have challenged you, set you on a path proper, changed your way of looking & thinking about something, and always had your best intentions in heart.

these are the anchors in your life. these are the touchstones and the ones you can always count on. find these gems in the world, and it makes being a person on the mantle that much less lonely.

neither distance of geography or length of time will weaken the bond. big ups to you friend, best of luck in all things, and sending positive vibes your way.

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 you’re standing in an UWS two boots and there’s only us all three together. you’re standing with hopes, dreams, visions of the very present and the inescapable future. 
 everything you own flanks your sides in two small tote bags, and the weight is both on and off your shoulders. 
 nearing midnight in winter, and the world is shifting perspective with you in the crossmarks. you’re reeling, and everyone is in your sections cheering you on. 
 you’re reeling. 
 best of luck in all matters. 
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you’re standing in an UWS two boots and there’s only us all three together. you’re standing with hopes, dreams, visions of the very present and the inescapable future.

everything you own flanks your sides in two small tote bags, and the weight is both on and off your shoulders.

nearing midnight in winter, and the world is shifting perspective with you in the crossmarks. you’re reeling, and everyone is in your sections cheering you on.

you’re reeling.

best of luck in all matters.

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