Life is Short.....
I sat around and thought about how I wake up in the mornings and wonder why I woke up or what I was even doing... My attitude was shit... my parents bitched at me for having a piss poor attitude, I was rude, I didn't care what anyone said or told me... I was a little asshole.... Then One day I saw a list on facebook, out of all the political bullshit posts you look at and meaningless bullshit that people post on facebook.. Something gave me a good idea...
|this about sums up me in the past.|
1. Stand Up
3. Take a Walk
4. Keep walking
5. Board a Plane
6. Fly to
7. Never Return.......
Fucking-A right on. I decided right then and there this is what I was going to do. My heart started racing a bit, my palms got sweaty and I knew.... this is what needed to happen.. So I applied for a visa.. and of course I forgot a few documents and they nice man at the embassy told me that I can just fed ex them back to him.. I walked away hopeful..... and then I waited.. and waited.. and waited.. and quit my job.. and started letting everything go.... and Got worried... and I said.. Ok.. I'm going on a farewell tour of America....
I went to all my favorite places and made real memories and took pictures... and yes I turned into that tourist saying.. hey can you take my picture and Oh I'm taking a selfie here.. haha
|My favorite Bridge|
|I had never been inside the statue of liberty.. but I climbed those damn stairs this time...|
|The oddly weird magnetism of coney island...|
|Christmas In Florida..... What the hell.. why not..|
|I battled all the assholes to get close to the Christmas Tree in Rockefella Center|
|"When I'm in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I'm in a movie."|
|Go to that really expensive bar in Williamsburg Brooklyn.. you know the one you pay 24 dollars for some shit martini.. yeah I drank the bitch and enjoyed the panoramic view..|
|Rollo and Gemma laying next to the door before Gemma and I left.|
and that was mixed in with exhaustion, stress, hate, pissed off, determination and waiting to exhale in Italy... It was a long ass 9 hour flight.. and Poor Gemma was stuffed in a bag under my seat. We finally touched down in Germany and Gemma jumped out of her bag like she was shot out of a cannon..
|Gemma wasn't to sure about anything In Germany...|
we had about a 5 hour layover in Germany.. Sometimes they give you a hard time with your health papers and sometimes they just let you through is what the USDA told me, So I got the later flight leaving because I wasn't sure what was going to happen... and here is what happened... The passport control guy was just more interested in my visa than he was with my dog and we went right through security and awaited the 5 hour wait for the plane that was leaving...
So Gemma has been having a culinary experience..
I have been traveling around and just trying to heal and exist and get back to the person I was that used to be excited over the stars in the sky at night and find happiness....
Gemma has settled in and So have I.. and Yesterday marks a Month that I have officially been here..
And This anniversary was spent in Rome. I have been to Roma a few times before, but it was a topical visit. That is the only way I know to explain it... this is the first time I stopped and actually started to enjoy the beauty around me..
|Verona on my Morning daily walk..|
|some days are more beautiful than others|
This kind of started last week, I walk the same walk everyday through Verona and Last week I started noticing things, like little stores and taking more time to breathe and notice what is around me. Last Thursday, I was looking out of the window in Verona and saw a rose petal fall from the sky.. I got closer to the window and no one was around. where the hell did it come from?
|Rose petal on the ground|
So Friday After School, I got on the fast train to Roma Termini....
The Next day was spent on foot.... and By on foot.. I mean it must have been a 15km hike... but, Things were seen and I experienced Rome like never before..
And that day was concluded with a celebratory dinner at a fancy high end elegant restaurant..
Sunday I returned back To my region of Italy to find it snowing..
|At the train station|
|The road I live on....|