"If you keep your mind from judging
and aren’t led by the senses, your heart will find peace."
- Lao Tzu (via thecalminside)


I suppose the pull of mortality was particular this weekend as my cousins who are my age now how 6 children between them. We are down the Jersey shore which has its own loaded memories. Once such was watching a older cousin’s summer boyfriend play Today on his black body, white pick guard Stratocaster. I was probably 12 years old at the time but the intensity and simplicity of the song hit me harder than summer heat.