“’Human being’ is more a verb than a noun. Each of us is unfinished, a work in progress.” – Rachel Naomi Remen
The deck overflows with plants, sun sinking into the sky behind me, and I cannot remember when I last felt so content. According to the Danish, consistently ranked the happiest people in the world, happiness is contentment. They have no word that translates to the English equivalent of happy.
This morning I took a walk with the boychick (as my grandmother calls him) and his mother around the Tidal Basin and up to the Jefferson memorial. The sky was such a clear blue and morning was magnificent – an easy walk with easy conversation. As is often the case when I do something out of my ordinary routine in DC, I took a moment or two to realize how this place and I have settled in nicely together, especially as of late. Kindred souls, DC and myself. Fast paced, quick to jump to conclusions and make decisions, caring a bit too much about what we are eating and the right place to go. But today, serene, and always moving forward.