Having just completed a large project, made some life-altering decisions, and come to terms with some substantial truths, today felt full of freedom, lightness and potential.
A good night sleep was followed by an afternoon spent with a wonderful friend whom I have known since middle school and who happens to be on spring break — oh the blessed life of being a teacher. After some unexpected life changes she moved to Long Beach and has flourished. It is amazing to witness her coming alive in her new community (geographically and inter-personally speaking)! And living five blocks from the beach never hurts.
We decided to lunch at her favorite bar in the LBC, a mix of dive and Social Distortion. And I love me some non-sketchy dive bars, especially those with decent mahi-mahi tacos. There we continued discussing events that have taken our lives in unexpected directions.
I am so thankful for a friend who listens deeply, beyond the words to what the heart is saying.
I am humbled and grateful for days filled with grace in the form of sunshine, good friends, meaningful conversations, walks by the beach, and tasty food + drink.
4.12.2010 – Dive-By (Long Beach, CA)*
Hot Chip, “I feel Bonnie (feat. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) (Club Version)”;
TORO Y MOI, “Talamak (Live on Viva Radio’s ‘Me + You’)”