We are literally held down by a gravitational force on a rock that is spinning through and infinite amount of space. Having control is an illusion.
I don’t know at what age I stopped being a “winter person”, or maybe I never was. Maybe some people are born with summer in the hearts, and others with winter.
Alas, their story may not involve tangled up dog leashes or mute mermaids saving strange men from shipwrecks…
“I’m indestructible,” he whispers in my ear. “Nothing bad can ever happen to me.”
I wonder if there’s a way to integrate Gunu Village into daily Sydney life? Like if all apartment blocks had regular social nights to get to know your neighbors, where people who cooked a lovely meal and couldn’t finish it could share it.
I’ve shed a few layers this year and learned some hard lessons, just like you reading this. 2019 will no doubt bring challenges, but it will also bring joy, excitement, and some of the best days of my life yet to happen.
I asked some of my closest friends how they cope through challenging times. Each of their unique personalities shines through their words and I found it so touching to hear what helps them, I hope it can help you too.
It’s like I’ve finally crossed enough territory, that I can look back and see my footsteps with enough distance to understand it and make sense of it.
It’s like working hard in the garden on your body and then allowing yourself the freedom of taking a break; giving the sun and birds and butterflies a chance to play their role in keeping this garden that is your body flourishing and healthy.
The four of us sat in the living room listening carefully. My mum and dad were sitting on the couch and my sister was on a tall stool, her eyes fixed on the floor.