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esquiar, o no?

I just like the way that sounds. A few years ago, I received a Mountain Hardware coat as a gift, and it was a generous gift! That coat is so, so warm. I never knew coats could actually be that warm. Today I bought a new pair of gloves to go with that coat. To go skiing, to be exact. I hope I don’t regret not getting the ones that cost a millions dollars, but the ones I did get were lined in feather down, of which I am a huge fan. I have high hopes that they’ll keep me warm.

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Today, two local ski resorts opened, and I purchased my skiing for the winter. I’m excited! I’m not much of a daredevil, but I do enjoy getting out of the city, especially during the winter inversions. I also live in Utah, so skiing is pretty much ubiquitous. That’s all. Just checking in to say this: ¡voy a esquiar este invierno!

last year and this year

I’m going to spend the winter skiing. Last winter, I went to Bikram yoga almost every day, which is obviously a very, very hot experience. This winter, I want to spend at least two days a week skiing (avoiding the weekends as much as possible), and that will be a very, very cold experience. There were many Bikram yogis who skied all day and came back to a hot yoga class. They and I are kindred spirits. I’m not sure why everything has to be so extreme with me–why the intensity of hot and cold resonate. Truly, I think I need that kind of intensity to feel alive, so that life doesn’t feel like it’s escaping me.

I spent last weekend with one of my favorite people in the world. I came away with some insights about relationships, language, and I laughed really hard a few times–some big, ugly laughs that were captured on camera. She explained that she is frequently, uncomfortably aware of how short life is. That’s why she needs to know a lot of people and do different things and generally have freedom to move around the world. That way, she can get a sense of other ways of living and thinking, which she may never get to fully indulge in her own life. I really like that idea. It has given me permission to explore and indulge in different ways of living and being. Last year I practiced yoga. This year I ski. And whatever I do, I don’t buy a house.