Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Because

Because it's Wednesday.
Because sometimes I want to be someone else somewhere else, and because I'm glad to be me right here and right now.
Because there are adventures I will never have. And because I've had plenty.

18 comments:

USelaine said...

With the gift of imagination, we can have it all. Great post, P.

Dina said...

Fortunate is the woman who can say that, Petrea.
The locked door vs. the old Suzuki ready to roar--how fitting for your feelings this Wednesday.

Bernie K. said...

Well the night's busting open
These two lanes will take us anywhere
We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels

(B.Springsteen, 1975)

Sara said...

That is great you have such feeling!
Nice post!

pasadenapio said...

Get on that bike and ride, Petrea! It's a nice day for it.

altadenahiker said...

Ohohoh, oh Thunder Road.

Chuck Pefley said...

All so true. Because is a valid reason so often, but equally often overlooked.

marley said...

Oooo, cool post today. Made me think, and that takes a lot for my little brain at this time of day :)

Laurie said...

Ah Petrea my kindred soul, you said a mouthful!

Lovely post and accompanying image. Will you please write a novel already? I adore the spare way you can convey a universe of feelings.

niar said...

Hi Petrea, I have known your blog from Tikno. I think you post something great here...
nice to meet you Petrea

Christie said...

Ah, the lure of the open road on a motorcycle.

Ms M said...

I so-o-o-o relate...
(I also need a vacation :-))

Ted Thompson said...

Zen Wednesday? Thought provoking to say the least...

Petrea said...

It is a little Zen, Ted. I'm glad y'all like it. I'm kinda partial to it. The shot evoked that in me. Leave it to Dina to know what kind of bike it is! I hadn't noticed.

Hello Niar, it's very nice to meet you! Welcome.

Laurie, what am I doing at those coffee shops? (Well--this week my column is due.) But most of the time I'm pounding out the current draft...and thank you for asking, you made my day.

Tash said...

Thunder Road & Born to Run ... Cool, very cool picture & even better words.

Dina said...

Column, what column? Do you write something regularly? How can we read it?!
I second Laurie's comment.

Jilly said...

Love your words. They could be mine...we are lucky to feel like this, Petrea.

Petrea said...

Yes, Jilly, we are fortunate.

Dina, I write a column for an actors' website called Nowcasting.com. It's a membership site, but usually my most recent column is available for 30 days. The next one will be published November 19th, then my final new column goes up 12/17. I'm moving on after four years, but they'll continue to reprint my stuff.