I’m typing this post from 30,000 feet on my way to Los Angeles to regroup with Stevie. Sitting here on Alaska flight #1021, I contemplate the impossible task of trying to recap the last 3 weeks of my life. I’m riding a wicked vodka buzz, and openly admit that may be my problem.
My beautiful wife once said…
“The course of life is determined by inches and seconds.”
I believe this insight is fundamentally true. But what happens when our perception of that reality shifts?
What happens when inches become miles that move at the speed of light?
It feels like the older I get, the faster time moves. And the faster time moves, the more things I try to cram into my life. And yet the more I try to cram into my life, the faster time moves. Where the hell did the inches and seconds go?
The hardest part about our visit to the USA is saying goodbye again. We said goodbye when we crossed the border into Mexico last year, but people just gave us understanding hugs as if to say, “see you in a couple months, now go get it out of your system”.
They had no idea that we were embarking on a new life path.
This time I think people know. I see it in their eyes when we say goodbye. When I say, “hey, we might see you in a year, but then again it might be 2“, they get it. It’s sad for us. Its sad for them.
The #1 hardest thing in our life is being so far away from family and friends. It’s the nomad curse.
It’s been a fan-f#cking-tastic couple weeks though, at least from what I remember between the wine benders.
This just in, Mr. Simko… the roof of a KIA has ZERO structural integrity.
When you start drinking at breakfast and you’re hanging out with the right people, anything is possible. Only a V.I.P. millionaire from San Diego could gain access to the claw foot tub on the upper floor of the Gorge White House. Thank god we had one with us.
Stevie and I immensely appreciate the family and friends who bent over backwards to see us during our NW visit. Spending time with you has been the highlight of our trip.
We love you. You’re the greatest family in the world!
Now, start saving for the ticket to come visit us in South America!
Over and out – TREE