05 November 2005

Appreciating the Everyday

I loved the passage on p. 296 of My Life in Orange because it was another take on perspective, an important part of my urban camping motto.
"My mother and her friends left behind the world that had hurt them, in order to build a new one to the dimensions of their desires.

They left the earth and went into a new orbit. (Some of them went so far out, they couldn't come back.)

Perhaps that was what needed to happen; maybe we needed to see the world from an extraordinary vantage point to realize the preciousness of the everyday.

We had to look down from orbit in order to fall in love with the ground.

I was born into that orbit; all I ever wanted was to come home."
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