Gratitude (and Queen and Rumi)

I know it’s early to make the call, but it’s a new year and I have a new favorite song.

This is what happens when you spend New Year’s Eve in Tuvalu hanging out listening to music with a bunch of Australian expats. I learned more than I ever knew there was to know about international fisheries law. It’s fascinating, complicated stuff.

No fireworks at midnight, but I went out onto the pitch-black runway at 2am and meditated under a big sky of stars. Grateful, so grateful, for this whirlwind of a trip. For the difficult things. For the storytellers. For the questions.

“Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you,
As a fish out of water hears the waves…
Come back. Come back.
This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.”

— Rumi

May we all have the courage to turn toward what we deeply love.


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