fresh tracks

You see it.  Ski it.  And want it to last forever.

But it doesn’t.  And it can’t.

Because good snow — like any perfect condition in life — is a temporary state.

Oh, yeah.

Here today —

Gone tomorrow.

And that’s o.k.

Actually —uh — it’s more than o.k.

It’s perfect.

Can’t see two inches in front of your face?  Feel your way.

Too steep?  Sit your ass down and slide awhile.

Hit some bumps?  Bend your knees and become one with the conditions —

Exactly as they are.

Exactly as you are.

Cause when you think about it — changing conditions are nothing but invitations to know more.

More about yourself and what sustains you—

More about what you can endure and how you will manage —

More about how much you can lose and still get yourself to the bottom and ready for the next —

Lift up —

Because like the mountain, you —

Your true self — is the only — the ultimate —

Constant in an ever changing universe.

And if you can learn to let go —

Trust your truth and become one with whatever’s under your feet in the present moment —

You will move forward.

You will find joy.

You will catch the next lift —


Author: Julie Ann Stevens

My art flows from the patterns & paths of my lived experience which ⏤ like yours ⏤ are at once deeply personal and entirely universal.

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