• Rachael Yahne

Living Passionately, Letting Go, And Setting Your Life on FIRE: what to keep & what to burn off

I squirmed comfortably but conscientiously on the couch wrapped in a shell of down blanket, torn between wanting to stay so sweetly held in this tender moment, and knowing that the morning was ever crawling towards me across the horizon. There was too much to do tomorrow. And as much as I wanted to, I couldn’t sacrifice a night’s sleep for a day’s work. To stay or to go, to sacrifice intimacy or productivity, staring at the fire he’d built in the fireplace to dry my rain-soaked clothes and warm my tired bones.

“Did it ever occur to you” he asked, with a respectful pause, “that you have to live before you have anything to write about?”