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Wonderlust/Wanderlust

There’s a prayer that we have in Judaism that you say before a voyage, known as the Wayfarer’s Prayer. Some translation of it /// –>

“May it be Your will,¬†our God and the God of our ancestors, that You lead us toward peace, guide our footsteps toward peace, and make us reach our desired destination for life, gladness, and peace. May You rescue us from the hand of every foe, ambush along the way, and from all manner of punishments that assemble to come to earth. May You send blessing in our handiwork, and grant us grace, kindness, and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all who see us. May You hear the sound of our humble request because You are God Who hears prayer requests. Blessed are You, Who hears prayer.”

In less than five hours I will wake up, gather my luggage and 120 film from the fridge, and drive with my mom to MIA. On Friday afternoon I will land in Seoul – a rudimentary form of time travel. More than anything I’m excited about this radical shift in my life. It’s kind of the most intelligent thing I’ve set out to accomplish and the most naive (my family keeps using that word, haha). To be alone, to grow into my own twenty-something-self, while being immersed in a new culture and language seems perfect. Seoul has so much (at least on paper) and I’m so young. And open to it all. Open to everything!

It was hard though, to say bye to my friends and family in Miami. I feel like I’ve barely set foot down, time liquid through stubby hands, as I head off once again. Is it weird to say, “see you in a year”? Maybe all of life’s moments are weird in the right light, haha. Just life.

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