I brought to my attention that my writing has diminished in the past few weeks. While it is one of my favorite pastimes, it can be refreshing to take a break and revisit many of the words I’ve wanted to mark down.

The world is changing at a rapid pace. Sometimes it feels akin to shooting a moving target. The amount of time required to stay abreast of even the smallest item or world issue, such as politics or violence, feels impossible to acquire. Thus, the dependence on others to summarize is often overextended beyond what I feel is appropriate. I see arguments and debates stemming from minuscule amounts of self-conducted research, that often lead nowhere shy of broken relationships.

I have to wonder how information was managed centuries ago, when technologies like the internet didn’t exist to make study more convenient.

“We’ve never had greater access to information – and a greater deficit of wisdom”

My life seems to be returning ‘back to normal’ for what it’s worth. Yet, my current state of normal is far different than what it used to be. There are a great many people that have slipped away from being close friends – as they used to be – and I find the goodbyes can be hard to accept, even though they are right.

I’ve made new friends with peace and joy. Both have been welcome additions into my life this year. I am very happy to have been dealt the cards I carry, as well as the ones I’ve sent back into the deck.

Additionally, I find myself very happy to be single. Agility is a gift. Being single for nearly two years (minus a few fly-bys) has helped me uncover a much deeper understanding about myself. I can walk where I choose to go, and am confident in my ability to do so. Knowing that somebody else won’t ‘fix’ any of my problems has enabled me to do the work to repair them myself.

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