Questioning Conclusions

I asked you to walk me home one night, so many nights ago,
down a dirt path without lamps.

We took baby steps
to slow down the time
and you gestured towards
the center of the galaxy while freight trains whistled by.

I got distracted by the tired memory of shooting stars,
the sensation of mosquitoes kissing my arms,
and wondered if we’d ever really arrive.

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About Ryan Shelton

While I'm currently married to a beautiful woman while teaching physics at Padua Academy, these descriptors fail to capture the totality of my adventurous life. I have hiked over 1700 miles, traveled to 5 continents, managed a bakery, started a meditation center, counseled troubled teens, attended Duke, UNC, and Harvard, protected forests as a wildland firefighter, volunteered thousands of hours with Americorps, rafted the Grand Canyon, SCUBA dived on the Great Barrier Reef, and continues to find new adventures. I hope my writing encourages you to pursue your dreams and be the best version of yourself while supporting your communities to work together to solve the current challenges in our world.

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