In addition to other things, I have been worrying that my passport still hasn't arrived, and I leave today.
Last night I began a change. At midnight I wrote a poem to myself, and began taking back control of my own life.
This morning my passport arrived.
Two empires of fortune and fame
I leave for these old worlds
Today on a plane
I'll be going back in time
Back thousands of years
For answers, for learning
For feelings, for cheer
My life is so short
I must make it full
Let every person alive and dead be my teacher
Let every town and city be my school
From the very best of Britain
To roaming barefoot in Rome
My heart and mind will be changed forever
For the better before returning home
I will drink in each moment
Savoring each slowly as they pass by my lips
Feeling them drop deep down inside me
Rippling one by one in my soul......
And my spirit they will enlighten and uplift
~ to Adam Stuart
June 30, 2009