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No Good Reason

February 3, 2011

I’ve signed into this today for the first time since my ride ended last summer, even going so far as to finally change my location from “Los Angeles” to “New York” (where I’ve been since August). This is progress! It’s also an exercise in reintegrating into the world and into my writing now that I’ve made some pretty important (and good! I think) decisions. And maybe I’ll even choose to write about it all as I move forward.

Looking back at this blog, I see that I never really did write about the last days of my trip, which were just as good as any of the others, if not better. I got blue, lost my momentum. Last weekend I went to a museum exhibit about diaries at the Morgan Library (which I quite enjoyed) with a friend of mine . He was done in about a third of the time it took me, and as he wandered off to other rooms, I apologized and told him I was a bit of a “completist.” And yet I’ve been so incomplete here. Perhaps in the coming weeks I’ll finish up and indeed write about “the Sufis, the Shakers, Northampton, and the Gropius House.” (Which would be appropriate, since I’m having major fantasies about the Sufis and going back to visit them this summer for a longer stay.) I have to say: The ride may have been only six weeks of last year, but they were the best and most important. And in hindsight, they’ve helped booster me as I’ve decided to fairly drastically change course. I look back at what I sought out while on the road and what I was drawn to and think, “Duh, of course!”

But it’s never that clear when you’re in the middle of it all.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Ashley permalink
    February 7, 2011 10:52 am

    Oooh, intriguing end to that post. I’m looking forward to learning what this dramatic change-of-course entails. I hope you are well and I hope I will get to see you in person one day again.


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