I’ve logged more experience than most with simplicity and the complexity you discover inside simplicity, minimalism and asocial behavior, endurance and landscape.
Here is the truth: I think some deep wisdom inside me (a) sensed the stress, (b) was terrified for me, and (c) gave me something new and hard to focus on in order to prevent me from lapsing into a despair coma — and also to keep me from having a jelly jar of wine in my hand.
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James Crews is the editor of How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope, which is forthcoming in April. He lives on an organic farm in Vermont with his husband and a flock of noisy crows. You can follow him on Instagram: @james.crews.poet.