Taryn. Hear yourself, and don’t keep reminding yourself of this (which, I do. I say “be here” in my head about 10x a day). Be here. Here is all you’ve got. Take no moment for granted. Take pictures and videos of things you don’t want to forget. Jot notes of silly things your parents said. But whatever you do, don’t get on that fucking screen and scroll. Don’t get lost in feeds. Don’t watch clip after clip after clip until you’re so far in, you have no idea what anyone physically around you has been doing or saying or laughing about.
Don’t be an insect, flying at the light and the buttons and the glow, missing every beautiful little thing around them.
Merry Christmas. I hope you were able to be present today. And if you weren’t I hope you try again.
See you tomorrow,