Musings

My Great Love

Remembering my summer on trail feels like recalling a great love story. The kind of love that lives in your very bones, sinew & marrow. A love that changes you, demonstrates what’s possible in this life. It dances with your cells and courses in your veins, singing of an aliveness beyond sense, beyond thought. You know it to be so…

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Musings

I Trust You To Do This

When she spoke those words Eyes locked into mine A smile playing on her face She said, “I trust you to do this.” And with that I felt freed. I knew¬†I could. I could do this. I wrote it in the reminders on my phone. Top of the list. I trust you to do this. One step at a time……

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Musings, Thru Hike

What do we do now?

What do we do with it all? The memories, the feelings, the associations. Everything we now carry since we’ve emptied our packs and unshouldered their weight. A summer that somehow felt like lifetimes, all wrapped and rolled into an amorphous mass in the center of my being, begging to be unraveled and lived, again and again. l get flashbacks that rock…

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Musings

Is there a word?

Is there? A word for tree inspired spiritual expansion? Or for the way dark moss hangs and sways in the breezes. Eery and mystical, alive but not of this life. Not of this world. How about… the sound scree makes below your feet when you’re thousands of feet up and soul-sailing the morning wind? Is there a word for that?…

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Thru Hike

A Beginning

April 18th, 2019. I say Aloha to my mom and sister and my island man Jake. I hop on a plane and fly East to San Diego. Land late. Meet my Couchsurf host, Ryan. Picks me up in his Tesla and puts me up in his beautiful condo. A room to myself. Breathe. April 19th, 2019. Excitement bubbles up, over…

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