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reflections | on living a precious life

Life is precious.

This week I'm really feeling it - life is precious.

So many people I know are grieving the loss of loved ones who have left us too quickly. So many people I know are celebrating the arrival of little ones who are so fresh and new to the world, bringing with them hope & dreaming & believing in bright and beautiful futures.

This time that we exist in is a special & unique time. There is the heightened sense that anything is possible. What is just around the corner that we don't know exists yet? I'm reminded of what they shared in that film, "What the bleep do we know?" (or maybe it was, "The Secret"..?) where they described how Indigenous peoples couldn't see the arrival of colonizer ships because their brains had never seen such vessels and thus could not visually comprehend them (thank you Nicole for reminding me of this in our recent convo). What is sitting right in front of us that we're not seeing?

We're in wild and unpredictable times and the world that we've become accustomed to is crumbling beneath our feet. There's an excitement about it - endless possibilities. What will happen next?

In the context of such uncertainty I can't help but feel tender in my heart. I feel such deep appreciation for the people I love and who love me in return. My blood relations, my chosen family, the people I have come to know more recently too. This time makes me want to hold them close. Out of love, not fear. I feel an urgency to be present. To step away from my phone and to inhale the world around me, exhaling certainty that everything is going to be ok. Life is a gift. We exist together right now for a reason. The world is changing and we get to be a part of it. We get to be witnesses. How beautiful & how fleeting.

unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territory

dec 4, 2021

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