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  • Robert and I are talking. Me, sitting in my galley kitchen, feeling the cold pour off the windows and onto the floor. Him, sitting in his studio, surrounded by cameras and computer screens

    We've known one another for about 10 years. Robert still unfolds to me in new ways, and every time he graces me with a new side of himself, it seems a reward for my patience and attention.

    Robert feels that he is waiting now. And though he can feel that change is coming soon, he wonders how other people see his waiting. After seasons of stillness, I've been in flight for months.

    We talk about active suspension... water drops accreting mass and stars growing denser.

    Those waiting times are fruitful times, we decide, however they may look to the rest of the world.

    From where I am, and where he is, we agree that it's best to fully inhabit the waiting. It's best to live in the center of your life, so that - when gravity overcomes adhesion, when energy shifts from potential to kinetic - the center of your life flies with you.

    We sign off with love. Robert - I guess - goes back to cameras and gems and precious metals. I rest for a moment, feeling that there is more flight to come, feeling exhausted and energized. And I see that we can store energy as we expend it; flying within the center of your life makes that possible.

    [Thanks to p2-r2 and Creative Commons for the image]
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