“Theres a thread you follow.
It goes among things that change.
But it doesnt change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you cant get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt or die;
and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop times unfolding.
You dont ever let go of the thread.”
The Way It Is by William Stafford
Straight from Vancouver to judging international craft spirits for ADI’s Judging of Craft Spirits (my 9th year judging), then straight on this weekend for a quick weekend of restaurants, bars and distillery research in LA, its been a back-to-back month (thankfully, a short spiritual retreat and time home awaits next week!)
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