This picture doesn’t look like much, but it captures one of my favorite moments of 2018: sitting with my long time friend, Janine in a meadow by silver lake and feeling totally content. It’s not a great photo and it fails to show the chain link fence around the reservoir or capture just how much joy I felt in that moment. Magical, significant and playful are the words that come to mind when I think about that trip. It’s amazing how certain places, people and events just feel important, even if I can’t explain or understand exactly why. I’m letting go of needing to figure it out or assign meaning. Instead I’m learning to savor the sundrenched reality of laughter and stretching out over a park bench with my best friend.