But somewhere in the midst of all this exhilaration I have gotten lost.
My goodness it's so easy to let that happen in a big city.
It's the fast-paced, break-neck speed and I'm describing the pedestrians - not the traffic! Everyone is in a hurry, no one cares, no one smiles - all robots programmed to full speed, scrambling through a maze, pushing each other out of the way to get to who knows where- do not stop, do not pass go, do not collect $200.
When I stepped outside today it was not the frigid wind or the overpowering fuel fumes that took my breath away. It was the realization that the longer I stay here the more I become them.
I can not let that happen.
I will not let that happen.
I need to do less of
and concentrate more on
"The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe"
the real me
So, if you'll excuse me while I just take a little break, I promise to come back, re-freshed, re-cuperated, and re-focused on bringing back the good old days.
Oh, and some of you have e-mailed about that 'challenge' I talked about earlier.
I haven't forgotten!