As a kid, I never really had to think about life as something that expires at some point. The only time is now, and all the now’s must be used exploring my own little world, pretending to cook leaves plucked from plants in my grandmother’s garden, climbing the house walls up to the roof, and fixing traps for bad guys. I had a basic Lego set with which I designed homes, waged wars, and manufactured robots. We didn’t have a computer, so I made one out of scratch paper – it worked!
As much as I could, I’d like to preserve this sense of wonder. And I hope for my curiosity to continue taking me to new places, and new spaces within my mind, body and life that I had not imagined reaching before. Through travel, movement, books, music, and all types of art, I hope to continue to surprise myself.
The world – or must I be bold and say the universe – has an abundance of things to discover. It is limitless. Our time here, however, is not. And so in the next year and beyond, I promise to live with a consciousness of the boundaries of time, not forgetting to live in the now.
This space is my avenue for self-discovery, life experiments, good madness, and an acknowledgment that the more I know, the more I don’t know. It is the space for me to master my favorite art by far – that of not knowing.
It is a work in progress, as I am, as we all are.