Do you ever get too far ahead of yourself with goals and plans (or anything for that matter)? I definitely do, and thankfully my mom has reminded me to chill out, slow down and give myself some credit quite a few times over the years. I always understood her point (in theory) but never really took her advice. Since Billy Joel AND Vienna have both come up a lot lately, I guess I’m finally paying attention and taking the wisdom to heart. And I’ll tell ya what, the emotions that have settled in are some of the purest joy I’ve ever felt.
See mom, all you needed to do was put it to music ;-)
As a side note, I’ve been pretty disillusioned with travel for a while now. I recently realized that as someone who is mostly entirely motivated by feelings, I had lost that magical and visceral inner pull to explore. With this new awareness, I’ve been trying to get back in touch with that same spark and pull I experienced as a kid. I can’t quite describe it adequately enough yet, but I can tell you that this song is summoning it up. I’m thinking Vienna might just need to be the destination to set my sights on.
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One more time because Christian Borle rocked it…
Pow. Right to the heart.