Now that gathering has become mostly digging in the dirt and the snow, I gotta tell you I get real excited when I find something that's actually useful. Ginger root, today. That's worth a finger or two, probably, for a little zing to the evening's casserole.
But this flashpan joy - what it continually reminds me is that I spent a lot of time looking back where I was before. I spent a lot of time trying to negotiate a world that didn't want me in it instead of creating my own world around it.
I'm not going to say 'if I ever get back' or something like that. Because how foolish. But what I'm going to say is - time to pull up the big girl panties and look ahead, Rogue. Get your shit together and keep on trucking.