Friday, March 18, 2016

bloggyROBBY || In Seattle Again


In April of 2015, I left Seattle for what would become a permanent move. I ended up spending that summer divided between Alaska and Georgia and apart from a four hour layover in Seattle in July, I didn't come back to Washington at all. And for the most part, I'm very happy with that decision. The city isn't for me. I prefer a quiet life, free from trouble. Free from the hustle and bustle of more populated lands. I like to be left alone and in turn, I don't bother people. But a few days ago I returned to Seattle for a brief business trip and it's been mostly what I expected. Everything has continued as it was when I left as if in some bizarre stasis.

That's not to say nothing has changed. Wil and Stacy have a cafe now called Toast and Nate has been reunited with his wife, but overall, it's like nothing has changed. I fell snugly back into my old roles here like a clean foot in an old shoe. But I miss Alaska.

Well, that may be a bit misleading. I miss my bride. I still don't belong here. It wasn't built for me and I want born for it. Instead, I belong in a different place. Another world. The traffic, the skyscrapers and the progressives just don't welcome me the way the open sky and rolling hills do. So I sit here lonely. 

My wife, Jaclyn is in Alaska for now. And tomorrow we'll be reunited. But today I'm sitting in a small deli having just finished a frappucino from Starbucks and blogging on my phone as my boss talks to a particularly belligerent client. And a note of discord arises within me. I miss Jaclyn. Oh well. I'll see her tomorrow I suppose. And with that thought, I smile to myself. 

Alright. I'll see you guys next time.

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