The Night Before

My big blue truck is cleaned up, packed up, and gassed up and I am on my way out of town early in the morning. Heading south to San Antonio and reunions with family, friends, and former USAF colleagues. I’m driving, but no camper this time, nor dogs (nor cats). I guess I could call this a vacation, but it feels more like an escape. I feel like I need some time on the road to process my life without any more stimulation coming in. Between the war drums and the debt ceiling, the fires and the floods, and the water heater going out, I’m feeling like there might be a better place for me to be hanging out — or like maybe I should just keep moving — being harder to hit that way. So I will be taking my time and making some stops along the way.

In addition to seeing beautiful country in early fall, I hope to talk to some folks in other places and find out how they are feeling about things. I don’t think I’m the only one feeling just a bit off kilter. I’ll get back to you with what I find out and keep you updated on the trip. I know there is fun afoot! There might even be pictures! (I just had a memory of a Firesign Theater character cackling, “Profuuusely illustrated!” Did I mention I was feeling a little off kilter?).

Check you later!

Willie Nelson – On the Road Again [HD]

About Sharon

Like anyone who lives long enough, I have experienced great loss and survived. I am convinced that my survival depends on my own participation in creating the reality I am living in, and I am determined to be a thoughtful and active participant/creator. These writings are my way of documenting that creation. As the song goes, "I will survive!" I chose the title Staying Vertical because I find that surviving isn't just staying on my feet physically. Keeping my thoughts and emotions on the vertical plane keeps me alive and moving forward. Thanks for joining me!
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