Post Solstice Reflections

I’m in a Starbucks, at the west end of San Marcos, CA. This is a community that is about as white, economically settled, conservative, insular and unencumbered as they come.

The topics of conversation are about considerations to take into account when buying a hiking backpack, knitting yarn weight, where to go on vacation this spring and lap top use in sales cycles. One would think, stepping into this microcosm of social cleanliness, that the rest of the universe is being observed from some obtuse perspective, because whatever is ailing the rest of humanity and the ecosphere, it doesn’t exist here.

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About jackdetate

Married, 2 children, retired, enjoying unstructured time: "And then he drank a dew From a convenient grass, And then hopped sidewise to the wall To let a beetle pass." ~ Emily Dickinson
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2 Responses to Post Solstice Reflections

  1. jackdetate says:

    For me, the circumstances were right and the door was open as I was passing by. I just stepped into working, marriage and raising a family. It was all improvised from there. I can honestly say that none of it was planned. In that sense, I’m a circumstantial pilgrim.
    There are many for whom the circumstances never materialize or the door is never open. Theirs is a struggle against the odds.

  2. Cindy says:

    We live in a privleged bubble of which most inside are blissfully unaware. How did we get inside? Random fate? Karma?

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