I found the adventure in trying something new; I am learning the value of respecting what’s been tried and found true. It’s a study I’ve found applicable in almost every facet of life--welcome changes with a grateful embrace, loosely hold onto memories with fondness and gratitude.
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Lest the social media age numbs us to glimpses into others’ lives, humans have always had a healthy interest in each other. Before we made careers of sharing the best moments of ourselves, it was basic curiosity that led to eavesdropping, peeking through fences, and making up stories for those we saw but didn’t know.
Dignity is the heartbeat of the city. Here everyone learns, in their own way, how to swim Valparaiso’s waves. The energy is synonymous with movement, and here, something is always happening.
The spirit of Old Salem carries a sense of serenity and quietude, reminiscent of a simpler time when life was unhurried, one had time to chat with the neighbors, and everyone in a community played a vital role, from the humble candlemaker and baker to the doctor or gunsmith.
We move with the seasons, don’t we? And it is this time of year we find ourselves particularly rushed along, even despite attempts to heed the call to slow. Multi-medium storyteller, Gina Yu, shares some images and words this week, to offer a chance to pause, a respite—if only for a moment glancing at a screen.
My entrance into Colorado was just the beginning of what this place has become to me: A culture that lends itself to time for slow conversation and to sit in silence as the sun goes to sleep behind the hills. Familiarity has been earned with the passing of seasons: but the community and landscape of Colorado provided an almost instantaneous sense of belonging.
My father used to say, “The best time in your life is when your children have their feet under your dinner table.” I thought it was funny then, back in the day when I wore plain Mennonite dresses and a traditional white cap to cover errant curls. Eating meals together as a family was as common as breathing.
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