Tuesday, June 05, 2007

No Need to Rush

It's a beautiful day. Eighty degrees, sunny, quiet but busy. Really just beautiful. The kind of day where your chai tea tastes perfect, you hit all green lights and everyone you encounter is in a good mood.

Except you.

You are going through a let-down, a salt water withdrawal. You download and upload your seven hundred photos in hopes of reliving the entire thing. You email with friends, reminisce about that sunset and that key lime pie, and somehow, try to catch up with reality.

You know it's right, this feeling. You know that there's an important balance between everyday work and your escape. It's just right now, you have a very skewed idea of what that balance is.

So today, merely the third day back in reality, I think I'll make mahi for dinner and key lime pie for dessert. I'm already back, there's no reason to rush the rest of it.

14 comments:

GirlGoyle said...

And watch the sun set while sipping some of the Rum you brought back. Cuz you did bring some back right??

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Reality bites. Take your time bringing your brain back to it.

e.b. said...

don't you wonder if maybe the sunset, salt water, and key lime pie should be reality and not the other way around?

justacoolcat said...

I'm still going through withdrawl. Ugh.

Sizzle said...

there is no reason! besides, that dinner sounds pretty tasty.

Sempre Libera said...

Welcome back! Those pictures were fantastic; I could almost feel the salty breeze.

Dawn said...

Mmmm, the yummy tartness of Key Lime Pie!!

Bre said...

It's best to ease into reality slowly, as if it were a really cold pool.

appletini said...

It is best to settle in slowy, or you might go into shock :) Key lime pie sounds delicious!

brandy said...

Vacation depression can be a serious medical issue. I prescribe a nap, new shoes and a really good ice cream cone. Call me in the morning.

craig said...

Glad you enjoyed your time away. The pictures are amazing. Hope we get to see a few more of them

The Exception said...

I have a feeling that the salt water, sunsets, and all that is there are always with you, even once your brain and body are completely back in reality. If they aren't, they should be!

egan said...

Adjusting to life after a vacation always sucks that first week. I think I spent the entire time looking up property wherever we vacationed.

Joe said...

Can I eat dinner at your house tonight? That sounds delicious!