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  • You wake up one morning and go to work. It's a tiny, little job running a tiny, little company, but the people are big-hearted and quirky, and every day is different. You find the sweet spot in life, sliding along the alley with no gutter balls, just smooth rolling.

    Still you aren't happy, and you wonder what is wrong with you? Why can't you feel happy? Maybe it's not your lifetime for happiness? What if there is no other lifetime and you're in the only one you'll ever have? What if eternity is feeling like THIS forever? You spend years in analysis and pray to Tunkasila for help; in fact, you beg and question everything to the point of paralysis.

    But the answer is the same from every psychic, shaman, fortune teller, or friend you query. Exactly the same! And when the answer to your prayer lands like a helicopter into the center of your life, it is nothing you expect, and you almost don't understand it. But it's something you MUST accept the challenge.

    You never imagined that you'd end up driving down Mem Drive at 6:30 in the AM when you planned your life, but there you are, driving on your way to a job you never thought you'd have in a life fuller than you think you deserve. Still, you drive along and watch the day wake up over a "muddy water" river you used to sing about and over a city that owns your heart because it holds the memories of all the dear people in your life who are housed or buried there, or flash memories to you from there. You drive along, saying prayers of gratitude and feel bits of happy that still surprise and bring you to tears.
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