I like meaning. I look for it in every little thing. I long for it. So a good quote at the right time, a second chance, another day… these things all resonate to the core for me.
The title of this page is from Peter and the Starcatcher, a play I was lucky enough to see while sitting between the two people on this planet that mean the most to me: my mom and my husband. You see, I was obsessed with Peter Pan when I was little. I used to leap off the coffee table when Peter flew. I wanted to have wings. I loved being a kid. I hadn’t been hurt yet.
Anyway, I got older. I got wiser. I took a fondness to Buddhism, but hated the concept that life could require suffering. But I get it. Now I do.
It’s not about suffering. But it takes some degree of sadness to appreciate happiness. It takes suffering to see beauty. It took losing my grandpa to start seeing birds when I needed company. It took seeing my mom get sick to realize the really important stuff in life.
I’ll talk about her a lot. I apologize for and promise you that. She is all the good things combined in this world. She means everything.
So that’s a little background. I hope my writing entertains or inspires or soothes you. I hope it finds you well. Even if it helps only one soul, you know it meant something.