Autobiography · Mental Health

Mile Markers

I try hard to find events I need to attend. Milestones I want to see. Thanksgiving, the birth of my best friend’s baby, a trip to Minneapolis. I search for anything that is too important to miss. My three-year sober anniversary, teaching winter term, moving in with Andrew. There is always beauty to anticipate. I just have to find it. And like Sage Francis said, “If you snoop around long enough for something in particular you’re guaranteed to find it.”

So I keep looking. And I keep hushing down the part of me who says I’ll never find them.

Photo courtesy of Tim Mossholder.

7 thoughts on “Mile Markers

  1. The snooping image reminds me of the story of a critter that makes its living by truning over stones looking for bug to eat. Even if only one rock in ten has a bug under it, the snooping is still a success. Keep flipping over your stones and you will find the morsels of joy and inspiration.

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