on the verge, or, the geography of yearning

I’m on the road this week, and living out of hotels. It’s a drag to be spending so much time in windowless conference rooms, but there’s something really freeing about having time all to myself in the evening. I had to work Monday night, but last night and tonight, I’m pretty much on my own.

I’ve almost forgotten how to be, when I don’t need to live on someone else’s timeline. I can eat dinner when I want, and can eat junk without having to be a responsible role model. I can watch tv in the morning. I can turn off my phone, and sit enjoying the quiet.

I’m going home tomorrow night, and I can’t wait to see the kids and landisdad again. But tonight, I’m going to enjoy my peace.

May 9, 2007. work. 6 comments.