Mooring | Moses Lake, WA | 2018

American author James Baldwin once wrote, “People can’t invent their mooring posts — their lovers and their friends — anymore than they can invent their parents.” At lake’s edge, I stood pondering my own life’s moorings — spouse, siblings, career, home — and how their rooted placements have allowed me to navigate the world. These “anchorages,” comfortable and secure, have emboldened me to explore (in my own small way) new territory and experiences. I can set out knowing that safe harbors await.