Both described at the same time how it was always March there and always Monday, and then they understood that José Arcadio Buendía was not as crazy as the family said, but that he was the only one who had enough lucidity to sense the truth of the fact that time also stumbled and had accidents and could therefore splinter and leave an eternalized fragment in a room.
Because of them, I know now what matters, and it is not what I have lost. It is my memories.
Wounds heal. Love lasts.
June 2017 was a flurry of life events, from hiking through Yellowstone to graduation to starting residency as a physician. In the middle of these things, tucked neatly amidst the emotions and travel, was a seminal life event – my wedding. Amanda Meryl Krantz and I were betrothed in NYC on June 17th, 2017. We had a small rehearsal dinner hosted at Sotto 13 in Manhattan the evening before.
The wedding itself was a blur – so much planning and so many guests in the moment of our lives. We are indebted to our amazing photographer, who captured our memories so well.
To be surrounded by so much love and so many connections was not overwhelming, but humbling. All the people who care and take stride to keep you in their hearts – mother father, brother – cousins, uncles, aunties, friends, and family across the aisle – they converged into a celebration aboard the aptly named vessel – the Destiny – on that evening. It was the evening of a lifetime.
Right before I graduated from medical school, my family and I went to Yellowstone National Park. We saw the usual sites – Old Faithful, Mystic Falls, Paint Pots, Mammoth, etc., as well as some longer trails, including:
- Mystic Falls which was a total of 11.0 miles – we took the scenic route
- Hellroaring Trail – we doubled back and also saw the Coyote Creek path for 8.3 miles
- Inspiration point – due to some closures we ended up spending a lot of time around Jenny Lake – 8.1 miles
Some amazing encounters with wildlife and natural formations:
A twist on this Tasty recipe: