If you like me have found yourself hungry for something more, dissatisfied with the seeming shallows of social media and empty networking events, this series is for you. I believe that each of us has the power to cultivate a depth which unfortunately has become a rarity in today's culture. We have lustily engorged ourselves on curated experiences, moving from one high to the next. Where has the era of treasuring and caring for every detail of life gone, just reminisce upon the stories of exquisitely perfumed clothing and hope chests compiled over generations? When was the last time you held a piece of fragrant sun-ripened fruit to your nose? When was the last time someone pulled out a knife to cut you a slice of a perfect peach? We must re-train ourselves to sit in a moment and to savor it as if that moment held within in it a costly wine, aged for years in a hidden dark cellar until it reached perfection.
As the summer days begin to wind down, let us capture the sunshine of bright memories, so that in the cold and rainy days to come we may unbottle those memories and have our homes made cozy by their warmth. To live such a life does not happen by mere accident, it is cultivated with intentionality. Today, I launch The Desert In The City series as much to water seeds of change in my own life as in yours.
"We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given a life, and it is up to us to make it good or bad." - Paulo Coehlo