I highly recommend taking 24 hours away from your life. Rent an AirBnB, get up early, listen to the hum of the window-box air conditioner and the chatter of Animal Planet. Drink coffee. Grapple with the fact that it's going to reach 98 today. Plan your trip to Murphys. And then home. Blessed and sweet, and missed.
I'm a writer and storyteller in Berkeley, CA. If you're wondering where that is, follow the smell of patchouli and skunkweed. There you'll find me with my kickass husband, gorgeous little boy, and manic Lab-Australian Shepherd mix pups.