So New.

Some things are so new they don't feel like they belong to us.

This new apartment.

This new girlfriend.

This new passion.

This new job.  

It has always taken me a while to settle in.

But that's okay.

That is the way I work.

From my history.

Other people are naturals.

They jump right in and wear a new skin.

My old skin takes a few months to peel off.

I can appreciate the way my body waits to settle in.

I can appreciate how it tests the waters.

I do my best to let go of new things.

But I also let go of my reaction to it.

I allow myself to be new.

So new.

Kevin Colbert