Last night I bid farewell to the vineyard I have worked at for the past five years. They planned a fantastic send off for which I am extremely grateful. As I prepare to leave Virginia the day after tomorrow, I will take their laughter and kindness with me. Cheers guys!
Embark: Set out, Commence, or Venture
One week from travelling cross country from Virginia to Oregon.
Things I hope to avoid:
Disclaimer: I am very sorry if you have lost a loved one to any items listed above. All references above are of course to the game; Oregon Trail, which I played obsessively as a young child. If you do not know this game, I suggest you Google it and realize just how empty your life has been up until this point in time…
Amongst the tens of thousands of people flooding into Bonnaroo, the one message that reigns clear and true is toRadiate Positivity. The farm is our escape from reality. For 4 days, we have the greatest times of our lives listening to the best music and making friends with the best people on the planet.
I will miss you this year!
@Hartemshake brought this song up, which of course made think of Matthew!
While waiting for a flight back east, I wandered into the Rouge Bar in Portland. While sipping on a wonderfully dark Rouge Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, I stuck up a conversation with a lady heading home to Colorado. A mapper by trade for endangered wildlife and such, she was in town for a conference and began to reminisce about living and working this far west. As the conversation progressed she shared this bit of wisdom that I shall carry with me; “In the East, you live to work and in the West, you work to live.” I found this beautiful.
“Remember the first time you touched someone with the soul purpose of learning all of them. Touched them because the light was pretty on them and the dust in the sunlight danced the way your heart did.”