Sunday, July 17, 2011

Two more days



It's always good to have things to look forward to. During eras of serious transformation, it's almost crucial to know fabulous experiences lie ahead, which is exactly why I'm thinking non stop about Tuesday morning when I will board the Bolt bus, mess around with my iphone for a little while, then step off the Bolt bus in New York City. Oh yeah.

At least one temporary exodus from DC during the summer is absolutely necessary. I learned that the hard way last year when I waited till the very end of the season for my escape, by which time I was a blubbering mess. This year not only is there the get-out-of-town imperative at work, but in addition, I'm in a huge moment of personal evolution, the result of an entrenched story about an era of personal history colliding with a series of A-HA moments earlier this week. A fiery ball of divine light knocked me upside the head, shattering a story I've told myself over and over again. I'm telling you, it was big. Wow. Or should I say whoa?

Though I prefer to work my brain to death - as anyone who knows me can confirm - I believe sometimes it's kinder, and healthier, to allow major revelations to simmer slowly on the back burner as it were. Wisdom takes time to accumulate. Trying to push through all of it in a couple of days just doesn't work - not that this truth keeps me from trying.

In New York, I'm going to walk the dog Buster with my friend Elizabeth (her blog, World Examining Works, is a marvelous glimpse into her life in NYC, at the beach, sometimes in Morocco). She and I will no doubt share stories over many cups of tea, maybe some glasses of wine. As well as my time with Elizabeth, I'll have the pleasure of a sit-down with Prince Charming, try to catch up a bit with him. He is such a great friend. I'll see the Alexander McQueen show, walk around, take pictures. In the evenings I'll meet my friend Dave, a jazz composer and trumpet player, for dinner. After dinner both evenings we are going out to hear music. Live music!! OH MAN. I can not wait.

In the meantime I'm going to work, washing clothes, and trying as hard as I can not to overwork the explosion of ideas and theories that have come into my head/heart since this week's revelations. This mini-vacay is coming at precisely the perfect moment. What a blessing!

Happy Sunday, y'all.

14 comments:

ellen abbott said...

sounds like a wonderful time. Lots of good food, good friends, good music...what's not to like.

Ravenstar said...

Wishing you a most wonderful mini break!

Linda Sue said...

Oh Reya- you are due for a doggie fix and Buster is just the guy to wag and lick your sore brain into giddyiness.
Good, give it a rest, sistah. Have a great time and do not think too much. I never do, I seem to be better for it...Cheers! have a great time- you will be in the best of company.

C.M. Jackson said...

have a wonderufl time!!

steven said...

i think that the really big thinks think their own way through stuff no matter whether we're on board for the big think reorganization or not! so getting away and having a blow out good time in nyc is gonna be so awesome good and the thinks will keep on thinking their thinks!! steven

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks all of you! A change of scenery is always a good idea.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Have a fabulous time in NYC! Enjoy the ride: to, from & in-between!

Tom said...

sounds like fun! but stay cool

Meri said...

Thank you for the privilege of sharing in your journey.

Cyndy said...

I'm jealous - I want to go to NYC too! Cornelia Street Cafe has great groups playing on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday's group includes Ben Allison, one of my favorite NYC bass players. Whatever you do, you're going to have a blast!

Pam said...

Enjoy!

Reya Mellicker said...

Cyndy I am going to listen to live jazz both Tuesday and Wednesday - Wednesday at the legendary Village Vanguard. I am very excited. A full report will follow.

Cyndy said...

THAT is going to be fantastic! Fred Hersch is one of my favorites - you will love his beautiful playing. I'm looking forward to your review!

Barbara Martin said...

Have a great time away. Thanks for the tip.