"Every act of leaving is also an act of entering. We don't have the luxury of finding ourselves nowhere, ever. We shake the dust from our feet and take a step.
It isn't that we forget the step before, or that, for the sake of the lyric, forget the ocean where we thrived until we languished in familiarity and comfort, as if it were the womb itself. We take it with us. We walk with it far enough until we reach the point where it serves best to bury it in the ground where it becomes roots in the soil.
It would be appropriate to conclude that even our comfort is a burden we carry. We do like our patterns, and our routines, which are also good until they aren't. Until we have the privilege of being tossed ashore with nothing but our life experiences, and are told to start walking away from what we know, now walking Inland.
Inland (as a metaphorical destination) is the place we don't know anything about. It might even be unfair to call Inland, a destination at all. It is, more accurately described, a direction. A season of change.
A new job, a new school, a new love, a new way of speaking to an old love, a new place, a new anxiousness, butterflies in the stomach, a new path.
What does it represent for you?"
Hello all. Hope you're doing well.
This is a special mini-project I'm starting, inspired by some friends of mine.
I'll be collaborating with a lad across the states, but I'd also like your voice in the conversation.
Just like with "Peace for Lonely Monsters" -- After reading the passage above, I'd like you to share your story about how you're heading "Inland"--- in whatever form it may mean to you.
Feel free to speak in the comments, or through notes if you think best.
If you do share a story with me, or a story of someone you know or Love-- I will write your name on this artwork as a part-taker of the project. You may know that I love tangible storytelling and fan interaction-- so I just request a quick story from you, and don't worry-- it does not have to be nearly as articulate or fancy as the 'Peace for Lonely Monsters' stories have been.
(They've been coming in quite beautifully, thank you.)
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Thank you in advance. Happy travels and good storytelling.