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Be a Meter Feeder In Parking Lots (and Life): Finding Extraordinary in Ordinary

Be a Meter Feeder In Parking Lots (and Life): Finding Extraordinary in Ordinary, by Kristen Noel. Photograph of parking meter by Bill Miles
Photograph by Bill Miles

How a chance encounter with a stranger shifted my perspective on ‘being’ — and how I wanted to ‘be’ in the world

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I’ve recently been thinking a lot about striving. Doesn’t it seem like we’re always hustling for something bigger, brighter, shinier, — more money, more followers, more likes, more love, more stuff? Sometimes we simply need to take a break from strategizing and slip into

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