Driving back from visiting the Salton Sea today I was struck by a singular wave of emotion. I’m not sure exactly what triggered it. The weather is certainly fantastic, sunny and warm with light billowing clouds to keep it from being outright sweltering. I was listening to Asaf Avidan’s Different Pulses which is an emotional soundtrack if ever there was. I just felt a welling up of feeling, something unusual for me. Certainly stirred by the music but it wasn’t the subject of the song. Then it crystallized for me in words in my mind “I’m so grateful to be here with you.” And with that though I was crying behind my sunglasses overwhelmed with it.
I just let it ride through me but when we got back home I had to tell Anne how grateful I was and kiss her. We’ve both been incredibly happy on this adventure. No matter what happens on our journey, whether we find a way to sustain it or not, it’s worth while, just for a moment like that, when you know what you are doing makes life feel like it has perfect harmony. I feel so free, alive and at peace and I have someone to be there to share it with moment to moment which makes it all more real, more meaningful.