If I ever have a kid I will name him/her Ame (Ah-may) for “the forest is alive.”

How grateful I am for everything in this moment has overwhelmed my being to the point of release into the weightless, free of all that holds weight and flies free beyond this physical realm. It’s unbelievable, the space I’m treading, which knows no lines, no forms, no senses.

I am just existing and everything is so beautiful.

All in one week my bike (a gift from my father) was stolen from me while I was volunteering at a women’s homeless shelter and the new used bike I bought a couple days later malfunctioned in the gears stopping my back tire and sending me flying over my handlebars and smashing my mouth into the gravel. But I am not angry because things happen and through all this mayhem I met the kindest strangers. Although I now have to get two of my teeth completely replaced and one filled for a chip I realize my situation could’ve been a lot worse.

All in one week my bike (a gift from my father) was stolen from me while I was volunteering at a women’s homeless shelter and the new used bike I bought a couple days later malfunctioned in the gears stopping my back tire and sending me flying over my handlebars and smashing my mouth into the gravel.

But I am not angry because things happen and through all this mayhem I met the kindest strangers. Although I now have to get two of my teeth completely replaced and one filled for a chip I realize my situation could’ve been a lot worse.