When I look at the times I remember best, I find it's the times I've been most in touch with how I feel at that time both during my childhood and my adulthood. Elation, grief, contentment. But when I look at the things that make up many of my days, they're often moments of anxiety, stress, and urgency. My girlfriend wrote that when she removed all distractions, societal pressures, and traces of capitalism, she was able to connect on a cellular level with everything. My dad would say while there are things we may disagree with, we must continue to put faith within our society to move strongly together. How do we navigate that fine line balancing the two while living more consciously and inter connectedly with one another? I think the first step is by living truthfully and connectedly with the core of oneself. And for me, that starts by sitting with my family, sitting by myself, having the things I love naturally gravitate towards me just like the birds naturally gravitate to the bread I place outside our window on the weekends.