How do we slow down when life is fast? How do we find spaces and places to simply be? A quiet morning by yourself, a walk in a nearby park..these are all good and important. We are also called to community. To live life with others. For me, an evening with friends and family that I love, where there are no pretenses or masks, where you can move from laughing at a ridiculous joke to sitting in listening silence, where there is no agenda other than 'hanging out' is a life-giving way of pacing myself. A nice bottle of wine and good food also helps. As long as it is white wine!