Notes to Dearie, 12 August, 2020

Jeffrey Puukka
Acting teacher, theatre director, drinker of coffee, creator and curator of the And, Not Or podcast.

12 August, 2020
Waterfront Park, Vancouver, Washington

SOMETHING very fun and exciting happened in my little world of scribbling ‘Notes to Dearie’ today, and I cannot wait to share it with you soon.

Meanwhile, today’s reminder for ‘Dearie’ is a simple one.

This is your life…

We can live for now, or we can live for later.

The things keeping us worried and awake at night right now may not amount to so very much in the end. We do continue to grow, and unfurl. Questions do change. Perspectives do shift. Difficult moments do pass… Sometimes it is worth remembering that difficult moments are actually passing all the time under our very noses.

None of us know how we will actually react to something until the precise moment it happens… but, the story of our lives is–at least partly–ours to bend and weave as we choose.

I can only hope that at the end of my days, I will feel satisfied that I took risks when it mattered, and made my time count. And I hope the same for you.

Peace to you goodly people. You, and your heads, and your hearts.

-J.P.
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About Notes to Dearie
With so much anxiety, tension, and conflict in the world right now, I’m playing a wee game and scattering some optimism for people to discover. Find a note to ‘Dearie’? That’s from me! All messages are composed, hand written, and unless otherwise noted also placed and photographed by me. If you’ve come across one of my notes, let me know! I’d love to hear how it happened!

I never know who might discover these notes, but I hope Serendipity will put these words in front of someone who could use them, which is why I share them here as well.