I climbed a tree today. An old silver maple with perfect, low limbs. Why don’t more 44-year-old women climb trees?
I don’t feel 44. I feel late 20’s. Maybe it’s because I know I still have so much to learn. Why am I not getting carded anymore?
The view from the top of that tree was amazing. I looked down on our house for the first time. We should change our perspective more often.
I’m working on a flash essay about the time my children found a dead possum in our backyard. I think the essay is about encountering death. But it’s too soon to tell.
There is a red coffee mug on the desk next to me. I got it for free because it was mistakenly imprinted with a palm tree on the side.
I’m quoting more Buddhists in my work with college students. This realization is interesting to me.
I used my core strength to climb that tree today. All those sit-ups are paying off.
[Feature Image: James M]