Once upon a time I wrote a paper in college about how a play explicitly about the experiences of women was not, in fact, just about women because it resonated with me in ways that I believed to be universal. And yet, it still took me 17 more years to realize I was trans.
We pave the paths we walk, even if we are unsure of the destination.
This has been a difficult year in so many ways, but in one way, it was a very good year. And that outweighs all the others.
I've been thinking a lot about the Three Kings, who are present in every Nativity but barely half a dozen sentences in the Bible.
There's something marvelous in their story, a trio of wealthy astronomers from somewhere east of Bethlehem, traveling for months--if not years--because the stars told them a religious leader was about to be born and they WERE NOT GOING TO MISS IT.
FOMO we can all relate to, I'm sure.
How am I already exhausted?
Ever dream about a sandwich and the make it and eat it and have it be even better than you hoped for and you're suddenly incredibly satisfied with your life choices?
(sharp cheddar cheese, smoked turkey breast, soft-pretzel stuffing, gravy, pickles, and sweet pea micro-greens on a toasted roll, in case you were wondering)
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