#letsrunaway

3.26.2015

Screen shot 2015-03-25 at 9.49.20 PMThis is our summer travel route.

It’s an experiment in many things, things like spontaneity. We booked flights to Vienna on a whim two days ago, home through Copenhagen with Budapest, Prague, Krakow, and Warsaw in between. The tickets were crazy cheap, so we pounced and expedited a passport for Scout. We have the time now. We won’t always.

We watched “Dead Poets Society” last week—”Carpe Diem. Seize the day.” And we got an offer, which we left on the table, to trade our many-miled Corolla for a few-miled minivan. And a sister from our church congregation passed away of colon cancer far to young. And these factors all combined in a rush of panicked energy to live, live, live as much as we possibly can.

There was a phase of my life when I felt, quite acutely, that I needed to say no to most everything. I needed to conserve my strength and my space, to ration my emotions, to go in, to look in, to live in, to hunker down, to pause. To pause.

But my life is in play again. And it’s yes, yes, yes in every direction—North, South, East, West. Look up. Live out.

Listening to: The Civil Wars, “Billie Jean”

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