Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The need to wander

So today, Gypsy decided she need to get out. There has been so much stress between home and work and all kinds of energy that I just can’t handle. This morning, I tried the bus route I had mapped out the other night. When I got to the transit center in Federal Way to catch my connector, my feet started to carry me to the bus to Seattle.

I wanted to jump on that bus and go. I knew I missed the city, but I didn’t realize how much I missed it until that moment. I had time to unwind and collect myself on that commute. I could nap or, what I did mostly, was catch up on gaming. In the evenings, I’d take the light rail and stop by the store or go into the city.
What I miss most though, is street food. Wandering Pike Place and enjoying the smells and the sights. Walking the piers and peeking into the galleries. But the street food… picking up handmade pot stickers in Pike Place, or getting fresh pink pears. Going into the International District and getting hot chestnuts or other yummy tidbits on my wonderings.

I’m a foody at heart and Federal Way, or at least the spots I am forced to visit again and again and again… it’s like slow torture. I crave the tastes of my college days. Though Shadow and I have found a few small hide outs in our wanderings, its Federal Way. And to me, this isn’t home. I’m not sure how to explain it. Wondering there, feeling the energy, walking streets I know well from many a night of getting hopelessly lost when I should have been in class… there is just a magic to Seattle that Federal Way will never have.

I think I need a day to wonder the city again. A day during the week because the energy is better then. It will help feed my soul, help feed my creative spirit. Lately it’s just felt starved. Maybe my brother will hold true to his word and we’ll go wonder or maybe I’ll blow him off and go on my own. I just know it’s time to go. I keep hoping I’ll get a call back from the company that called me last week. It would give me what I crave. Even doing the interview would give me a reason to be in the city again. I told myself I wouldn’t call until after the holidays. I know how it can get in an office when you have 2 straight weeks of 4 days. I’m going to keep my hopes up on this and that this will get me out of where I’m at now.

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