Tonight I sit in front of this laptop, staring at the lace curtain that covers the window, longing to be some place else. In the past few days I have looked at my photos from Ireland, from Telluride and San Francisco.....I feel the call of distant places. I thought that as the years went by travel would be a routine part of my life, but sadly that has not been the case.....can you hear me sigh?
I love to travel, to be in a place where I have never been before......new foods, new people. I have the weather app on my I-phone, it includes besides the weather here in Empire......the weather in some of the places I have visited before.....just a small reminder of how the world is in other places. My niece Samantha has the chance to visit London next spring, we talked about it today, and I encouraged her to go, for she and Jordan to travel as much as they can. Life changes, and those opportunities won't always be there.
I get this travel bug from time to time, I think I have had it my whole life......but I know it is like any other itch, given enough time, it will pass. I think of all the exotic places I have read about, seen in movies, saw photographs of, and I wonder how many of them I will ever get to see. I know that the thought of reincarnation is appalling to some, ridiculous to others, but for me it holds great appeal, because it would be a way to see all those places you dream about......coming back life, after life.
Actually the itch is so great tonight, it doesn't even have to be that exotic.....Oregon, Arizona, California, Maine.......just some place different, for a few days. I know what you are thinking, I need a vacation......and you are right. I have found that for me personally, a change of scene does wonders for spirit, for creative energy, for a new attitude. It inspires, and energizers, it challenges and renews. Wow.....no wonder, I sit here tonight feeling stagnant.
I think it is time for a hot cup of tea.....
Good night, Sweet dreams