Posted on: June 1, 2012

Joysticks and Pearls

Tonight was a good reminder: it’s easy for me to keep people away and judge them from a distance. Once I get close and actually let myself be around people, I am almost always surprised that I have under-calculated their complexity and desire to live a good, intentional life.

I hope this awe, the sense of wonder At the beauty and goodness of humanity never changes. I hope I get better at remembering its there.

I had a good night spent laughing and talking with a cousin. I never would have guessed we would become equals, friends. But now I find myself turning to her. It’s good. My brother even stopped by.

I never expected my family to be such a good family. I expected us to continue drifting as adults. It turns out we turn toward one another. We learn from each other. Our differences benefit us.

I am…

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