The Starting Line

IMG_6369Sometimes you’re lost for words about all you’re feeling, about an experience, or a life. And then someone articulates those feelings for you. And all you can do is feel grateful.

I love this beautiful essay in Brooklyn Magazine from Helena Fitzgerald, The View Behind: This is Your Life, Until It Isn’t. As Fitzgerald says,

I long to return to the time when everyone I loved stood together on the starting line, in a briefly available closeness spurred by the fact that nothing had happened to us yet, that we were the things that were going to happen to one another.

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2 thoughts on “The Starting Line

  1. Wow! The line “…we were the things that were going to happen to one another” really made me pause and remember a much earlier time when I lived in Manhattan and thought the world was mine.

    Hope you are all settled in from the move and getting to know your new home. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks Joanne! We’re not yet in the house…waiting for a closing date. But, yes, this essay felt like it captured the nostalgia of those early years really well. I loved so many lines : )

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