Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Farewells are Necessary


The night drug on. I didn’t expect to see the sunrise. There is something to be said for the colors in the sky during the early morning though. Oftentimes I don’t wake up early enough to catch the beautiful rays of new light. I suppose packing maniacally through the night while listening to bad techno has its benefits. I was in full workerbee mode… I wonder if the drone of the bees’ wings serve as a relative of eurotrash techno. A silly repetitive beat that keeps tempo pounding, forcing constant movement. No lulls, just energy in audio form.

3 o clock pizza and random slideshows were interspersed in the mix, chance visits of friends. My favorite roommate of all time was looking out for me. Helping me do what I do best. Procrastinate. I can’t complain. It is amazing to spend those moments with friends.

I crashed as soon as I sat down on the plane. Mouth agape, tongue lolling. Zonked as I say. The night’s frenetic activity was worthwhile. The purging of material possessions allows for free movement. Stuff requires thought processes to track. Giving it all away is a nice way to cut the ties and bring smiles to others.

It hadn’t hit me till my friend Bonnie stopped by. I was leaving. Leaving for a grand adventure of indeterminate length. I broke down. There are those people who you connect with. Inspiring in the brightness that they live life. I cherish those friendships and know many more will shine in my life. This quote popped out of a book and inspired me to write about the first day of my travels…

“Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”
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