"I am in love with the world. In the very short history of the affairs of my heart, it is the most surprising."
Every writer has favorites among their pieces. Mine are always those lyric pieces that take somewhat surprising turns, the ones where seemingly isolate truths or experiences are plaited together.
Earlier this month Kitchen Table Quarterly published one of these essays, my favorite I've ever written. "Falling in Love Outwards" explores the invisible costs required to maintain Europe's pilgrim pathways accessible, and simultaneously, the life events that lead to a child with significant sensory processing issues (me) to grow up to be most at home in the rich sensory environment of the wilderness.