I've been feeling very settled and committed here in Salt Lake. I have favorite restaurants and favorite friends and a routine. Then I remembered the storage space in Austin Texas that houses the remains of the last time I committed to a place. A bed and dressers and shelves and table and chairs and dishes. The proof of my life that resides in my memory as a paradox between the best time in my life and the hardest time I would ever hope to experience.
...And it's days like this that I think of curling up in my bed in downtown Austin with my lovely dog and hot tea and living in my solitude.