Douglas Adams famously said that 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

In just a few minutes, I will turn 42 years old. Well, technically not for a few hours — I was born at 2:32 am — but midnight is good enough for government documents.

I don’t know if this year will bring me any closer to the answers for life, the universe, and everything. If my pattern holds, it will bring me more questions even while it brings me some answers. But I am excited to see what this year holds, because I feel like over the last year, I have finally learned to ask the right questions.

Onward, into 42, into the great universe beyond, into all the questioning and seeking and wondering my heart can hold.


Photo by Dee Hill. HAMU by Vivienne Vermuth. Styling by Zenda LaBelle.


About dreamingpriestess

Susan Harper, Ph.D., aka The Dreaming Priestess, is an educator, activist, advocate, and ritual specialist living and working in the Dallas, Texas area.
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