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  • This year has felt like learning how to swim.
    paddling as hard as you can to catch up to the one you love,
    only to find that they're slowing drifting further away.
    -Make you go the distance-
    Though when you do catch up, there's this moment of not quite knowing what to do.
    Do I frantically cling onto you?
    Playfully drown you, O so gently.
    Or do I just keep swimming by?

    -It is in the stopping that we have time to collect what we've been through.-
    My mums teaches me that as she makes me take a moment to breathe.
    Truly looking over the landscape of our farm.
    The birds, insects & biodiversity slightly overwhelming me with contentment.
    SO MUCH BUSY, SO MUCH GROWING.
    Sometimes there is just so much going on all at once, that when people ask"what have you been up to?"
    you answer "not much"
    Though in truth the biodiversity of your Year, month, week has been intense, you just need to let it sink in.
    I'm going back to india
    -In the leaving I see what I have.-
    A rich culture of friends, Family, & nature.
    -It would be easy to stay-
    I like having this place,
    a space I know I have roots.
    At this time I know I have to leave, for there are pieces of myself that have gone dormant.
    India has become my place where I can let those pieces come to life again.
    The freedom that I have here in Canada, gets put in a different light when I'm away.
    Shifts into an exploration of self.
    That comes out in creativity, & social justice.
    In this freedom I find what I authentically wish to offer.
    & in this openness of travel I take in with gratitude what's being offered back.
    There is a world of experiences & souls I want to hold in my story.
    Knowing that I won't know them, until I've lived them excites me.
    So. Very. Deeply.
    For what I do already hold.
    All those people,
    all those times,
    all those giggly, had to be there moments.
    I'm so blessed to carry all that richness across the ocean with me.

    -In the pause I take a deep breath-

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    I'mstilllearningtoswim.
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