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Saturday, March 12, 2011

No Sweeping Exits or Off-Stage Lines

Sometimes, only the chorus of a song, and the groove of a song, is situationally appropriate. This is alright, though. Sometimes when you're trying to capture a feeling, a song will grab you and not let go.

I begin and end my days right now with conversation. At turns centering, stimulating, belly-laugh funny, serious, and tender. I haven't talked on the phone with someone I've cared about, this much, in a long time. Still at the stage where we have so much to talk about, these beginning and ending check-ins are easy. But important, too. And they became that way rapidly. C's going on another business trip this coming week, and will be gone until Friday, so these phone calls will be even more important.

These connections being formed continue to amaze and surprise me. Yesterday we spent half the day communicating about vacations together. I can't wait to find out where we're going.

Next week's distance will slow the horses a bit, and in a practical sense, that's good. Neither of us are looking to burn this out; we're both thinking longevity and sustainability. Like we're some green organization, that's a funny comparison. But true. And the horses are still running hard. They're beautiful, too.

Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones

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