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July 25, 2018

today was full to bursting, the way blackberries blimp out on the vine. whatever else i got wrong
in life, i've this right: i wake up on my own time. the sun was hot, it was a struggle, but i solved some
problems then knocked off early to crew on a neighbor's boat. life is good, right? not least because i've
learned to lick my fears and wipe my lips with a feeling of satisfaction. carpentry and sailing intimidated
me until i gave them a try. there's always more to learn but there's no quicker way than by owning mistakes.
i know i don't know--that makes it all alright. i'm a big dumb funnel, ear to the wall, open, listening, ready to crumble.