It’s this event going down at a park downtown. We’re all just bringing things we don’t want, and you can take whatever you want. No trading, bartering, or money. We’re all just sharing. 200-400 people are going.
Tomorrow, I’m spending the whole day/night with this one totally cool dude I know. ;) There’s the “really really free market”, then a free show at a bar with sweet local bands, and a show at a house party. Should be an epic time. On Sunday, I’m going on a long bike ride on some beautiful trails with an old friend. Should also be a lovely time.
“After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child. And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans, and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to leave you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure; You really are strong, you really do have worth. And you learn, and you learn, with every goodbye you learn.”—Veronica A. Shoffstall
“Has the dark shadow really disappeared? Or is it inside me, concealed, waiting for its chance to reappear? Like a clever thief hidden inside a house, breathing quietly, waiting until everyone’s asleep. I have looked deep inside myself, trying to detect something that might be there. But just as our consciousness is a maze, so too is our body. Everywhere you turn there’s darkness, and a blind spot. Everywhere you find silent hints, everywhere a surprise is waiting for you.”—Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running