goodbye to this.

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this week has been laundry & gladiolas. errands & goodbyes. potent sadness. electric joy.

what i love about preparing to leave somewhere: senses become heightened. i become hypersensitive to the beauty around me. i notice every detail more–the quality of light; birds glinting golden at dusk; the sweet smell of trees near a creek. ordinary moments become so much more suffused with joy & marvel.

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this is one of my favorite feelings: the anticipation of going from one place i love to another dazzling unknown. i am leaping from awe to awe.

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