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What Matters Today: Time

It’s the thing we want the most of, yet the thing that slips away all too quickly. It’s the thing we hope slows when we are enjoying it, yet the thing we hope speeds up when we no longer wish to endure it anymore. It’s amorphous, yet measured. Finite, yet infinite. This is what we…

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What Matters Today: Revisitation

Some things are so good that they must be experienced again — a meal, a vacation destination, a song. They are so good that upon first encounter, perhaps we are distracted with our own pleasure in the experience that we don’t notice the minutia, the tiny details that come together to form the entirety of the…

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The Path

Darkness. Pitch black for infinity with only the sounds of birds chirping in the trees. For now, that served as the background music. That is, until she pulls her headphones over her hears. When the music hits her, she opens her eyes. Before her, a cement path. It’s unimpressive, beige and cracked, flanked by grass…

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What Matters Today: Power

There was light, the soft glow of the lamp in the corner of the living room serving as an ember as the storm-darkened sky quickly stole away the day’s remaining light. There was the soft hum of ceiling fans, the refrigerator going about its daily work, the steady voices of evening news anchors filling us…

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The Breeze

She closed her eyes as the first warm breeze of spring touched her face. She sat in her yard, sun on heating the earth around her and traveling up to her skin. The air filtered through her freshly washed hair, making the scent of her coconut shampoo apparent. As the aroma traveled to her nostrils,…

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What Matters Today: Generosity

I have lived on the same street in the same town in the same state since I was born. After years of living in one spot, some things seem to be fixtures of their environment, static pieces of a place that rarely, barely change. In my neck of the woods, my neighbors are those fixtures.…

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What Matters Today: Childhood

You never quite appreciate the simplicity of childhood until you are grown — until the carefree days spent with ice cream on your face or a baseball in hand are long gone, nothing but mere memories of days so far long ago. I think about that quite a bit, not just because I am (of…

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What Matters Today: The Fall Itch

My internal alarm clock woke me up a little earlier than I would have liked this morning. There was a chill in the air, one that — although it has been quite cool and less humid lately — I am not yet used to. In my brain, August should still be piping hot, even at…

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What Matters Today: Daydreaming

When I was in college, I was always in search of ways to occupy my time. Whether it was getting involved in extracurricular activities on campus or surfing the internet after completing my homework for the day, I tended to look for anything that could stretch my attention just a little bit further. Music and…

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What Matters Today: Rainy Sundays

There’s something about a rainy summer day. A day when a steady, soft rain falls down to the earth in the most soothing way. A day when the humidity is seemingly stolen out of the air in the quiet of such a rain, when the heat of the ground is finally alleviated and rises into…

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