Living Life On The Frontier

A few weeks ago, I had an illuminating experience. And that’s the best sort-of-pun I could come up with after thinking really hard about it for forty minutes. The story, it goeth thusly:

One of the perks of moving to New York is that I’m now living much closer to my family. My brother lives in the city, my parents live within driving distance, and my sister is in the process of moving Somewhere in The General Vicinity of The Eastern Seaboard, Probably.

And that’s not to mention all the members of my extended family, who decided en masse to go west once they realized I was headed back home.

"Flee! She's moving back! FLEE FOR YOUR LIVES!"

“Flee! She’s moving back! FLEE FOR YOUR LIVES!”

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SHARING IS CARING: StoryCorps

I stumbled across this earlier today and wanted to share it with you. The story, it goeth thusly:

We live in a society of increasing unreality; we text, email, Facebook message. Take photos of our food to share on Instagram.

I made this myself. With ingredients I foraged from the wilderness. And my farm. I put a filter on it to make it look more delicious.

I made this myself. With ingredients I foraged from the wilderness. And my farm. I put a filter on it to make it look more delicious.

There’s not a lot that’s concrete in life anymore–certainly not for my generation–and sometimes, I feel like we get so saturated with what the internet and the media tell us the world is like, that we need something to remind us of what it actually is. I usually reaffirm my faith in humanity by taking a walk outside.

Pictured: Proof that all people are inherently good.

Pictured: Proof that all people are inherently good.

But today, I was scrolling through the pages of carefully-constructed social interactions known as Facebook when I came across something equally life-affirming.

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