“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”- Lao Tzu
Samantha Willner is a passionate world traveler based out of New York City. Among the notches in her travel belt are cities like Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Paris, Barcelona, Geneva, Seoul, Berlin, and Istanbul, to name a few. Her objective is to transport people to the places she loves through engaging writing and vivid photography. Follow her on social media and LucyBird.net as she works to uncover the world's secrets, one adventure at a time!
You let the pain in your chest reach a crescendo until you’re wailing; pillow soaked, eyes swollen, lungs heaving. Your pain is poison coursing through your veins and extraction is the only antidote.
“When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.”- Martin Buber
Last weekend, I ventured upstate to Ithaca, New York, which is now home to both my alma mater and youngest brother, a sophomore at Ithaca College.
How divine it is to think my thoughts, love whom I desire, and strive for goals that, once attained, will satisfy me above all others. How marvelous it is to know that this combination of blood, brains, heart, body, and soul is sui generis.
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors…”
Four days ago, my 90-year-old grandfather passed away. He was a gentleman, war hero, father of two, and grandparent to eight. He’s in a better place now. At least that’s what I’m told.