|Big Sur coastline.|
I suggest we draw lines (analog, fountain pen lines) through everything that is irrelevant in this moment, which would include all that is not beautiful, pleasing, life-affirming, heart-warming and encouraging. Let us take a moment or more to trust in the good outcome, to trust in the goodness of right now, no matter what. Those of us who have attained a certain age remember there was a time when we believed we could change the world. It is too soon to let go of that belief, whether we are the brave Hobbits who venture forth or their parents or grandparents. While there is breath, it is never too late.
My ultimate happy place is on the rocky coast of California, looking out on fog or the sea from anywhere in Big Sur. No one will convince me there are not places of magic on this planet and I know Big Sur is one of them. In geography, in our own minds, so much more is possible than we allow ourselves to believe. That so often it appears the world has gone completely sideways does not make it the whole truth.
I can do just one thing at a time and even that I do slowly. I've saved a seat next to me on the patio at Nepenthe. The fog waits just offshore. Bring your sweater. We will watch the sun until it is out of sight.