Welcome to the “Pocket-Sized Life” Series: A peek into the lives of our CabinFever family. Emily Sferra moves; mostly in the form of dancing, but sometimes across the country, like she just did 8 months ago. Emily co-founded CabinFever with Elana somewhere between North Dakota and whoknew?!@. Lately, Emily likes to pretend she can sing and play the ukelele. She’s mostly off key, and she mostly doesn’t care. Emily also tends to write. Here is some of that…
Written in Beyugada - Istanbul, Turkey
A group of older women sit in a circle nearby, skin golden brown from tanning in this eternal summer sun. One brave soul with silver grey hair makes her way to the strangely familiar, man-made stairs in this foreign moment. She makes her way in on her own time, neither rushed nor procrastinating. She reacts with each step; acknowledging, but advancing. She pauses halfway down, lets her skin settle and her emotions swell and reside. I look down for a moment and once I look back up, the silver streak is gone; she has submerged, she is teaching me.
The moment, this action, the act of doing. It is brilliant. Her approach to the water, I hope can be my approach to most everything:
A confident submersion into the abyss.
*emily sferra: cabinfever, dancer, wannabeukeplayer, workhardplayharder, inordertofeelstillihavetokeepmoving