I love seeing this life, and each endeavor within it, not as a race to a finish line, but as a nature walk. What a pleasure to enjoy stopping for a rest, playing in the creek, running uphill, sliding downhill, skipping, rolling your ankle, being gentle with it, taking pictures, calling a friend, meeting a friend, crying, slowing down, speeding up, and smiling in awe at the world around us. I honor my phases, I honor my cycles, and I honor my pace. Now. And now. And now too.