650 Precipice of Life and Death
Frank Ostaseski considers the inseparability of life and death:
“In Japanese Zen, the term shoji translates as “birth-death.” There is no separation between life and death other than a small hyphen, a thin line that connects the two.
We cannot be truly alive without maintaining an awareness of death.
Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight. She helps us to discover what matters most.”
Dying is inevitable and intimate.
My grandfather is currently in the hospital
and there’s just so much tension this week.
This simple photo means many things to me. As a follower you may know that I adore the architecture of bridges which makes this special but some of you also may know that I have a background in the criminal justice system and get very excited with all things connected to true crime. I mean, I host a true crime podcast for god’s sake. ✨ This bridge is the Sacramento Tower Bridge and as of yesterday the elusive Golden State Killer is now in custody after terrorizing California for decades. ✨ I see my travel blog as something fun and colorful and light and I don’t often cross that with my work and other more dark interests but today just seems like it’s too exciting to ignore on this platform. ✨So here’s a beautiful picture of the beautiful bridge with some built in dark symbolism. #truecrimenerd#GSK
Hands in the sand. Foot in the tree. And beach bum in the sky. Only one week left in Sri Lanka! Next stop 📍🛫 MÉXICO! Excited to meet my yin yoginis for the 100hr yin yoga and Meridians teacher training in Sayulita. ❤️🌴🙌🏻