Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Keeping Them in Mind
When your family lives elsewhere it's crucial to have an image of where they are. The house, the rooms, the yard, the road. A place to put their faces. This helps to keep them in your mind and heart. I realized this upon returning from a visit to upstate New York, where Bill, Elsa, Natalie and Diego moved last summer from Los Angeles. The gap in imagining their surroundings was stressful. Yes, mental pictures are important.
So, how was Woodstock? Lots of t-shirts, jeans, sandals, beards, and everything organic. No chain stores, malls, fast food, or tall buildings. Gorgeous trees everywhere. Two-lane roads. It's so appropriate that the Grateful Dead grabbed the headlines while I was there.
I loved the week in Woodstock territory. And, the view from the 26th floor looked good upon my return.